The Contessa of Mostul Ûbar is a story set within the universe introduced in Sundering the Gods saga and it's told in the same vein, with very vivid imagery and world-building; a real joy to read. The main protagonist is very lifelike and three dimensional and her tale unfurls in mysterious tones that makes the plot fast paced and gripping while the prose is excellent and at times humorous too.—Khalid Abdul-Mumin, Goodreads #1 Top Reviewer
Awaking from death was just the beginning of Poleen’s troubles. A good girl from an idyllic country village shouldn’t find herself in a dark forest dead. But when her broken neck mysteriously heals, violence erupts, and she stands over her killer’s body wondering if she was such a good girl after all. With her brother killed and her mother taken prisoner by a powerful trade guild, the source of her troubles points to a box of cigars. Exotic and rare, no doubt, but it wasn’t worth her life. What secret does it hold that the rich and powerful are willing to kill and die for? More importantly, how can she leverage its worth to rescue her mother? Rumors of war with the Pirate Kings of Boboru swirl the politics of The Monsoon Straits as her pursuit for answers entangles her in a web of smugglers, pirates, sorcerers, secret societies, and her sweet mother’s involvement with them all. She defies death time and again, but she knows her luck will run out. She needs the help and influence of a man Poleen has never met, her father, the Count of Mostul Ûbar.