Secrets make you lonely, but they also keep you alive. This was a lesson Lydia Pendragon learned at a young age. Living in the heart of Camelot, with a king who would love nothing more than to see your kin dead, lying became second nature. Especially when it's your own uncle who would give the orders to light the pyre. Camelot was not a kind place to those with magic, and Lydia couldn't wait to escape its bounds. But fate seems to have other plans. And as everyone knows, once destiny has you in its grasp, there is no escape.