Princess Elspeth always knew she would wed for political reasons, but that doesn't make it any easier to marry the prince of a neighboring kingdom--and that's before he tries to murder her on their wedding night. When she escapes with the help of her bodyguard, Rafe, she quickly learns that her attempted assassination is part of a much larger conspiracy. Framed for a terrible crime she didn't commit and forced to flee the only home she ever knew, Elspeth seeks a way to clear her name with the aid of Rafe and a band of unlikely companions. The more she searches, the more she uncovers a dark side to the legacy of her kingdom. She isn't sure it's possible to set it right, but she'll have to try if she wants any chance of redeeming herself and saving her friends.