The Plot: Remember Creepy Roger, Duke of Conté? Alanna can’t forget him. He was the first person she killed, and even though she did it to prevent civil war and the death of the king, queen and her (regrettably beloved) Prince Jonathan, Alanna still feels guilty for her part in his death. Imagine her surprise when she learns that Duke Roger has been brought back from the death–courtesy of Alanna’s twin brother, Thom. Everyone seems to trust that Roger’s magical Gift was left behind in the tomb, and that he no longer has any ambition to take over the throne–everyone except Alanna. But to help Jonathan fight a smiling, charming foe, she must find the legendary Dominion Jewel–a magical object that gives the bearer power over the land itself.