RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 795166124 LA English T1 Battle : a House War novel A1 West, Michelle,, PB DAW Books, Inc. PP New York YR 2013 SN 9780756407957 0756407958 AB The weeks since Jewel Markess ATerafin has been acclaimed ruler of her House have not been peaceful; four assassination attempts have been made on her life, and one of the most important members of her House Council has been forced to retire, leaving a seat empty at a time when she requires trusted allies. The war in the distant South has ended; the armies, victorious, have returned to Averalaan. During the victory parade of the Kings' armies, the fifth assassination attempt occurs--in full view of the Ten, the Kings, and thousands of spectators. To survive, Jewel takes to the sky on the back of a winged cat; she returns to the Terafin Manse, leaving demonic destruction in her wake, the demon itself in pursuit. In the forest behind her manse, she has the power--barely--to stand against the demon; she does not have the power to destroy it.