Synopses & Reviews
She was forced to watch her world burn.
They should have killed her when they had the chance.
Praed is a country of vast prairies and looming mountains where the elite make their homes along a mighty river. For hundreds of years, to wear the crown is to tempt fate, for in Praed, any man may become king if he's strong enough.
Laria Audrey lives in privilege as the daughter of a famous knight, until one night she's ripped from her bed to find that her entire life has gone up in flames. Forced to serve those responsible, Laria pretends to be deaf and mute to survive. But when days turn to weeks, Laria loses hope of awakening from the nightmare and must admit she's truly alone.
When her sworn enemy approaches her with a shocking proposition, Laria must decide if she'll resign herself to misery or become the hero she never believed she could be.