The king is dying. The heir apparent is missing. Across the kingdom, princes, nobles and rebels all wait for the inevitable civil war. In the midst of this, two very different girls must hold their own as their worlds come crashing down... One is a half-blood, dragged out of obscurity to protect the kingdom of a people who despise her. The other is a highborn girl, used to luxury, and now a prisoner in enemy territory. Surrounded by people, yet alone, will they be able to overcome their own prejudices in time to save themselves and those they hold dear?