War wants to play The Game, but Peace doesn't remember the rules.
A month ago, Ferez Katani, young king of Evon, agreed to travel anonymously with James Caffers, advisor to the united rebellious groups. Despite their growing friendship, Ferez still hasn't learned his companion's most well-kept secret: James is actually a girl and the only remaining heir to the duchy of Kensy, Gemini Cosley.
In addition to the secrets still hanging between them, the recent revelation of a powerful, otherworldly enemy named Markos follows them into Zhulan. Here, they join the nomad clans as they face a poison spreading through the province's cities. Along with their constant companions--the young dragon, Flame Tongue; the warrior mare, Last Chance; and the facetious stallion, Shadow Racer--can they find peace for themselves and the province, or will Zhulan fall to the poisonous gift of War?
About the Author
Dorothy Tinker grew up dreaming of fantastical worlds and creatures, of plots in space, and of strange new cultures. Certain she needed something other than writing to support her through life, she spent her time at the University of Texas at Dallas focusing on math and computer science. Two years after graduating with a BS in applied math, she rediscovered her true passion and rededicated herself to her literary dreams. Since then, Dorothy has published an ongoing series of young adult fantasy novels, including Peace of Evon, Gift of War, and Lost King. Her short stories have appeared in HWG Press's Riding the Waves and Out of Many, One, Inklings Publishing's Eclectically Cosmic and Eclectically Heroic, and Writespace's In Medias Res. Dorothy is also the owner of D Tinker Editing and works as copy editor and formatter for Inklings Publishing.