The Petty Queen is the second book in the Petty Kingdoms Series. Shortly after the events of the gala, Kate and Lucien part company. The gathering forces in the east of Dulimore draw Lucien and Edwin into a labyrinthine maze of treachery, intrigue, betrayal, and loss, even as Kate and Viola seek adventure west. Lucien and Edwin's attempt to dispel the enemy army causes a ripple effect felt throughout Amor, but the cascade of events they have unleashed strikes Lucien the hardest. Meanwhile, rumor spreads throughout Dulimore that Elena has taken the throne in Elgin. How did she escape, what is her true motivation, and what happened to Richter Elgin?