From the Publisher:
Cerise Mar and her unruly clan are cash poor but land rich, claiming a large swathe of the Mire, the Edge swamplands between the state of Louisiana and the Weird. When her parents vanish, her clan’s long-time rivals are suspect number one.
But all is not as it seems. Two nations of the Weird are waging a cold war fought by feint and espionage, and their conflict is about to spill over into the Edge—and Cerise’s life. William, a changeling soldier who left behind the politics of the Weird, has been forced back into service to track down a rival nation’s spymaster.
When William’s and Cerise’s missions lead them to cross paths, sparks fly—but they’ll have to work together if they want to succeed … and survive.
Unlike her Magic series, this one doesn’t seem to stay focused on the same main characters. This installment focuses on a secondary character from the last book, and a new main character, therefore I think it’s okay to read this book as a stand alone. It would be better to read the first in the series to have an idea of the world building, but it makes sense as a stand alone too. Oh, and the world building is absolutely amazing. Ilona and Gordon Andrews definitely have an interesting imagination and know how to make their descriptions come alive. The story line is packed with adventure, without being too convoluted, and the characters are well developed and interesting. There’s a good ration of action and humour in this book. There’s also a bit more romance than in her other books, but it’s not overwhelming the story. Can’t wait for the next one.