Bitterblue which is the second book in a series and and a companion to another is a story about Bitterblue (hence the title) who at the age of 10 is given the control of a kingdom that has just been awakend from a 35 year spell. During the 35 years her father King Leck who had the grace,which is a sort of power, to tell lies that anyone would believe made people do bad things whether they were willing to do it or not. So the story is about her at age 18 trying to help her people to get over that time of darkness and bring the kingdom back to an age of happiness. Really good story full of mysteries, lies, romance, and just about anything a good book can have. Find this book in the library!