About this book
Latest paperback from one of our most highly acclaimed science fiction authors, telling a story of secrecy, deceit, love and betrayal which builds to a devastating climax. Banks' reputation and readership are at an all-time high and sales of this title should be excellent. "As imaginative as anything Banks has written" "TLS". "An intriguing and powerfully realised tale" "New Scientist". A nationwide P.R. tour will include media interviews and bookshop events.
In the winter palace, the King's new physician has more enemies than she at first realizes, but she also has more remedies to hand than those who wish her ill can know about. In another palace across the mountains, the chief bodyguard of the regicidal Protector General also has his enemies.