Balance of Doubt is the third chronicle in the series, after Strings of Destiny and Fulcrum of Power. Unaware that her truelove yet lives, Blan sets out on another desperate mission to thwart the enemy. Port Fandabbin, bastion of freedom, is besieged and blockaded. If Blan succeeds, the tide of war may turn, at least for a while. If she fails, the enemy’s victory is inevitable. Meanwhile, Blan faces new danger from Queen Rega, Black Knight’s older sister, who has taken direct control of the imperial forces. Rega seeks extermination of all Dabbinans and execution of both Blan and Memwin. If anyone thought that Black Knight was the most evil person in the world, they could not have met Queen Rega ….. or perhaps everyone is misled … what of the secretive and psychopathic Order of Chains and its Grand Master in waiting, the new Count Prokkanix, descendant of Praalis’s old adversary?