On the planet Nuala, the scam that beguiling free-trader Silver has come to join has just been blown to the skies, along with the throne lines of three separate sovereign nations.
The last male heir of one throne line, Sheel Atare, is unprepared to rule, but he's quick to seize allies wherever he can -- like the beautiful and dangerous Silver.
Now Silver has to choose: stick to the scam, or get sucked into the struggle to save Nuala -- and Sheel Atare's life.
Campbell Award Nominee Author
"Recommended" LOCUS Magazine
"A book that should be in every science fiction library as it is complex, engrossing, interesting, compelling, and outstanding. A combination of space opera, romance and mystery. Closer to DUNE on an epic scale than any of the Darkover or Pern novels. If you haven't read THE FIRES OF NUALA already and I'm betting most of you haven't you need to pick it up, pronto. Or you will be missing out on something extraordinary."
Shiny Book Review
"the joining of the two, action and romance, is nearly seamless. Many have tried to pull this sort of book off in the past, but few have succeeded. Kimbriel makes it look easy."
Keith West, Amazing Stories Magazine
"Ms. Kimbriel once again catches our fancy with a subtle and complex plot, weaving an intricate socio-political structure from an imaginative premise." Rave Reviews (4 Stars)
"I will wager that once you finish this one, you will go searching through the bookstores for the first." Thrust Magazine