Raybearer (Book 2)
For the first time, an Empress Redemptor sits on Aritsar's throne. To appease the spirits of the dead, Tarisai must now anoint a council of her own, coming into her full power as a Raybearer. She must then descend into the Underworld, a sacrifice to end all future atrocities. Tarisai is determined to survive. At least, that's what she tells her increasingly distant circle of friends. Months into her reign, child spirits haunt her, demanding she pay for past sins of the empire. With the lives of her loved ones on the line and assassination attempts, Tarisai fears the pressure may consume her. But she must learn whether to die for justice ... or to live for it.