The third book in the Araneae Nation series.
It starts with us getting right into the action, Kaidi is found sleeping next to the beheaded corpses of the dead of Cathi, with a shovel next to her, by the guard Murdoch. She´s captured and dragged before Cathi´s rulers. The Maven Mana recognizes her as the next Maven to be for the clan Segestriidae and since Mana´s mate Vaughn knows that Segestriidae´s Paladin Hishima is looking for his fiancée, an exchange for favours is mentioned.
Kaidi does not want to return to Hishima and the terrors she left behind her but now she is their captive.
During this series we´ve seen the yellow death spread through the lands and the mystery of the vanishing corpses. Now we get another piece of the puzzle and some answers we´ve wanted (or at least me =)).
A great read with action, suspense and smutty fluff and it has made me look at shovels in a new way...