A princess falls asleep to a war and awakes to an empty kingdom.
When the forces of the Fair Folk seized the kingdom belonging to the Starbornes, they unleashed their newly developed weapon; a mist that forced the people to fall into a deep sleep.
Princess Larkin awakes in a tower, alone and disoriented, twenty years after the usurp. The world is a different and unforgiving place. Her elder siblings are either dead or captives, and the Fair Folk are the rulers of a kingdom where her own people are now enslaved.
As a child, she was rash and reckless, but now she must be the Queen she never thought she'd be. Born without the hereditary Starborne powers like her siblings, Lark is just another human but with a crown. Her only claim to the throne is her blood rather than the magic that runs through her family tree.
As the Fair Folk march against the last human stronghold in the East, Lark struggles to become the Queen she needs to be without the abilities that they have come to expect from a Starborne.
She cannot defeat the Fair Folk alone. Their allies turned against them in support of the Fair Folk, and so Lark must turn to the one race her family banished centuries ago; the Mountain Sprites. Handsome, distant, and war-loving King Caspian of the Sprites is no lover of her kind after they trapped them beyond the Mountains, and he is not keen to see a Starborne return to the throne. However, Lark makes him an offer he cannot refuse in a desperate attempt to save her people and restore the dynasty.
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