This is book number 2 in the Mask of Shadows series.
They took my home. I'll take their heads.
As one if the Queen's assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are and must enlist some old friends--and enemies--to help. Meanwhile, tensions are escalating with the Queen, and the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.
But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, they learn secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.