I just started A Broken Queen by Sarah Kozloff, volume three of her Nine Realms series.
That not all scars are visible is not news to me, but what is is the finally learning what befell Prince Mikil – and where he is now. For just as the princella has choices to make that will decide the fate of nations, so the choices of others, and the Spirits, matter as, slowly, those touched by Cerulia of Weirandale much choose not only what they believe in but whether and how to fight for it.
"Like dice thrown down by callous Fate
Or flotsam tossed hither and yon,
Adrift, each tumbles 'til winds abate,
And struggles yet to go on."