The Emperor's Rose
Aiko is a extremely poor girl.
She has nothing.
She lives in (Fantasy) Japan, in a world where men rule. And where she is forced to work day and night for her Uncle and Sisters. Until one day, she gets kicked out.
Without power, money or status, Aiko's fleeting moment of joy in having escaped, withers into despair and gloom as she realizes she is doomed to die, hungry and cold in the streets.
She will luckily be saved by Eriko, the head maid of the Emperor's service.
Aiko will be forced to go become a maid. What other choices does she have? Starve of serve. She has just started and she already hates her job.
But what happens, when she catches the Emperor's cold and brutal eye? The Emperor is known for his cruel ways. Deaths are common in the palace, and they stain every place. He is a horrible man. A pure, blood lust lover.
Life in the palace is not easy. Life in the palace is like a never ending maze. Whatever path you will take, can elevate you, or destroy you completely and thoroughly.
Finding a honest person in the mess is hard. What will Aiko find in the Emperor's soul?