The kingdom of Surmonter was ruled by a king and queen by the names of Niklaus and Alexandria. When both rulers die, the nation realizes that there is only one heir left to claim the throne: their daughter Katerina Aerssens.
While Katerina spends four years training under advisors and the royal court before claiming her crown, a war is brewing between Surmonter and the land of Iadlemn. Before she can command more powerful armies and save her people, Katerina finds herself standing amidst the ruins of everything she once knew.
She flees her rubble-ridden world and escapes to Rooshaven. Able to disguise herself in a new country, she lives as an artist and merchant until she hears rumors about a new court assembling in palace. But when queen's son, Caspian, catches her pretending to be part of a court she was never invited to, she is forced to trust him with her origins. When she is promised a return to her crown, Katerina allows herself to trust Caspian and hopes she will find her way home--until he suddenly disappears.
With the queen's other son, Atlas, trailing her cautiously, Katerina must find a way to solve two new mysteries: why her kingdom was attacked, and who killed the boy she put her faith in.
Book #1 of the Regalia trilogy.
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