Amisra has lived seventeen years without ever meeting any man, but she knows it's a matter of time before she faces-and kills-one. Life as a warrior in a segregated and hostile world guarantees her fate. But just days after being appointed a guardian of her land, she finds herself at the mercy of enemies unknown to her, and others she recognizes all too well: her guardian sisters. Escaping from the cunning leader of her captors won't be easy. Nor will dealing with Fuse, a vengeful young man who provokes her anger as easily as he stirs dangerous feelings in her heart. But Amisra faces her biggest challenge when she learns that her captors wish to undo the world she has sworn to protect, a world she begins to question the farther away she travels from her city walls.