Prince Shen of Kyleria spent almost his entire life in hiding, but now that Tertius and the Council have been deposed, he's thrust back into the family business. Ruling a country wasn't ever really on Shen's to-do list, yet with his father and sister still recovering, it's up to Shen to get the country back on track. With Derric Harver by his side, things should go smoothly, shouldn't they? But when Derric is needed outside Kyleria, things fall apart quickly, and with one simple wish, Shen sends the entire country down a new path of danger. One he never could have seen coming. Kida's life is not her own. Subject to a Genie Curse, she's forced to grant any wish spoken within earshot, leaving most afraid of remaining in her presence too long. As if being cursed wasn't bad enough, when the sorceress who cast the spell, dies, Kida has no chance at having the curse removed. At least, not unless the great Derricus Harver knows the secret to breaking the rules. When she accidentally grants yet another ill-worded wish, she'll find there are worse things than being feared by others.