Synopses & Reviews
When a stranger is captured by the Guards of the House and Garden where she has worked all her life as a slave and maid, sixteen-year-old Claidi helps him escape and sets out with him to journey to his home city through the dangerous Waste.
Sixteen-year-old orphan Claidi serves as a hand-maiden to cruel royal families in the oppressive House. Outspoken and ready for romance, she becomes embroiled in a plot to rescue a handsome, intriguing prisoner. Thinking she is winning freedom for herself, she learns it's a sham and must act boldly to destroy a conspiracy brewing across generations.