Book #2 in The Dark Queen Saga, and wow! I loved it even more than the first book.
Taking place two years after the first book, we find Gabrielle Cheney, the middle of the Cheney sisters, a famous courtesan in Paris. As she seeks out the heart of Henry, the King of Navarre, her world is soon shook up with the reappearance of someone from her past; witch hunters in the area; and a few other nuisances.
Overcoming painful memories, Gabrielle gains confidence she hadn't had in years, but she soon gets into a mess with the lead witch hunter where there seems to be nowhere out.
So far, the character development in this series is just amazing. The progression of Gabrielle and her younger sister Miri has been most noticeable and brilliantly done.
The Courtesan was a breathtakingly paced book full of darkness, honor, intrigue and of course, magic.
The Dark Queen, the first book in the series, review is here.