A DEATH TOO TERRIBLE TO CONTEMPLATE. A LIFE GAMBLED FOR EVERYTHING.
With her beloved dying in her arms, a last bargain with a tricky Wittenbrand her only hope of saving him, and the very world itself crumbling to bits around them, Izolda must face Death himself in her bid to turn the tables on her enemies in this deadly game of crowns and finally win a place for her husband … and herself.
But how can she possibly defeat her enemies when she is mortal and they are not, she is fragile and they are powerful, they wield magic and weapons and all she has is her common sense and a talking severed-head ally?
To finally bring this to an end, she will have to tap every resource, win every throw, and puzzle out every riddle before her time runs out.
It’s the fairytale to end all fairytales, and Izolda is the one girl who might finally force a happy ending. If she can just outlast them all.