The Epic Continues...

Sarand the Soloist would kill everyone in her path if she knew that twelve-year-old Aquilina was alive. Risking everything, Aquilina's guardians bring her to Tirkalanzibar, where a caravan will take her far away from the clutch of the Soloist.

But Tirkalanzibar is a city of cutthroats and dark secrets where no one is safe for very long. Aquilina's family and friends get caught in a deadly web of deceit that only she can unravel, at the risk of alerting Sarand of her existence.

Further north, Ahiram is on the run. The former slave is trying to reach his homeland in search for clues that might reunite him with his family. But deep within the temple of Babylon, Sharr—the High Priest of Baal and Sarand's superior—hatches a devious plan to inexorably draw the Seer into the Wretched Race. Ahiram's chances of surviving the deadly ordeal are nil, for the Wretched Race was conceived to torment and torture the racers. But Sharr has prepared a trap worse than death to ensnare Ahiram before the Race's end, and bind him to the Temple's will.

Still unaware of each other's existence, the two Seers ride the mighty storm, forging a destiny all their own that may one day turn them into the heroes they were meant to be, if only they survive the might of their implacable enemies.

“Your best disguise is the strong impression your enemy has of you. Strong...and dead wrong.” 

“Your best disguise is the strong impression your enemy has of you. Strong...and dead wrong.” 

The Wretched Race exceeded my expectations, and is, in my opinion, the most gripping book in the series so far. Action-packed scenes such as the Wretched Race itself and the morbidly intriguing games in the halls of Metranos felt so real, briefly transporting me to the settings themselves.
— Alicia Cain, Amazon