This is the second book in the Defy series. Here we find Alex still standing by and protecting King Damien. Their hard one peace is being attacked and together, they must find out who is really behind the onslaught.
I really enjoy Sara J. Maas's books because she writes such strong female characters. I love that Alex is the head of Damien's guard. She works hard to fight her feelings for him, in order to do what is right for herself and her country. She is selfless, loving and brave - everything that a good heroine should be.
The story moves the plot from book 1 ( Defy) onto book 3 (Endure) therefore there is no real resolution to the conflict in this book. It definitely leaves you hanging in a big way. I look forward to the conclusion of the series. I gave this one four stars.