Enter a dangerous, magical realm on the brink of rebellion, where the loyalty of the Guardians means power... or death. What happens when one Guardian turns her back on the Heir? Can Solangia survive? Or will it be pulled apart by scheming nobles and desperate rebels? Among traitors, thieves, assassins and mages, Morane must choose whether she will live up to her title as the Royal Thief or join the revolution-- and quickly, for she is not the only one making plans. Time is running out until the rebels strike, until the Heir rises, until her loyalty is tested. Who will survive, and who will fall? In this breathtaking adventure of high fantasy every path is fraught with danger, and no one is as they seem.