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As you might already know, I introduce at least one new POV character in every book. This time, it’s Natalya’s turn. She’s played an important role in the last few books, but now we get to see what’s going on in her head. After hearing of Teodora’s capture, Natalya leaves her home and travels east, hoping to get to Teodora before anyone can rescue her. On the way, she stops in Isenwald to visit Princess Viviane, hoping to wring some concessions out of her. Since Viviane poisoned Kendryk, Natalya is careful to not fall victim as well.
The servant gone, Princess Viviane handed Natalya a glass of wine. “It’s still cold, I hope,” she said, then sipped at it daintily.
Natalya put the glass on a bench beside her. “I don’t wish to be rude, but I think I’ll wait.” She was dying of thirst, but she would never eat or drink anything prepared by the princess and her servants.
“Of course.” Viviane put her glass down as well. “How awkward.”
“Indeed,” Natalya looked at the princess directly. “The war is about to end, but not in your favor; now might be a good time for you to make an agreement that will ensure your survival.”