Dead Man's Trigger, a Raven & Iris novel: Book Two of a LitRPG series based in the Fantasy World of Menelon
Alesia and Michael Matson, author
One for sorrow, two for joy...One winter night in the month of Vilmath, Raven and Iris face off high atop Fernwall's iconic Morrissant Bridge. It's been four months since she stole the Magun-Zak, and since he discovered the lies she'd been telling him from the moment they met. As Angelique, she can't forget him, but as Iris, she's had to spend too many nights protecting the secret that is her only defense against the ghosts of her past. That night on the bridge, injured, exhausted, and surrounded by her enemies, the Iris comes up against the one choice that will change her future forever. Three for a girl, four for a boy… Louis Arnot has been biding his time, watching as Angeligue descends into ill health, and her public quarrels with Vincent explode across the daily society pages. His plans for her never included the possibility that she could fall in love - or that she'd betray him again! As the effects of Louis' secret operations begin to make life difficult for the poor folk of the city, Vincent must use all the tools of the Raven to discover his plans before all of Docktown erupts in open warfare. Five for silver, six for gold… When Inspector Barbara Cole is severely beaten and left for dead in Docktown, it sets off a cascade of events that drive Vincent and Angelique to a high-stakes confrontation in the heart of the Merchants' Quarter. Can Raven recognize the truths between the Angel and the Iris before it's too late. And will Iris ever forgive Vincent for abandoning them when they needed him most?