I could almost hear my mother teaching me the proper way for a rank one to introduce themselves, it being drilled into me from the moment I could understand speech, 'Always kneel first in formal occasions. As we are the lowest rank we have to show the highest form of respect, darling. It's our way, as the weaker species, of asking for protection; safety. Then state your rank. Always rank first, darling. Sometimes they might ask for your name, but that will always come second.'
In a world where your rank means everything and your name means nothing, follow Delilah as she's kidnapped, sold then trained in an academy that doesn't just teach maths and chemistry.
P.S The stunningly fantabulous cover by @MaraForch! *Blows her a kiss* Thank you for everything!