The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy)
War has begun, and Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, who is being held prisoner at a work camp in the far north. Arin believes she cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?