Cynndra Morevold is the first out of two daughters in her family in a world where having daughters without sons is a disgrace. Her father is sick and dying, and now she is forced to join the army in the place of a first born son. If she does not complete her training in one year, her family will be banished from the Empire. No woman has ever completed training before. The army is thrown into the middle of a civil war, and suddenly training will become reality. Darkness is stirring...Will she have what it takes to survive or will she fail like all the others?