A new king. A young holy woman. Both are trapped in gilded prisons. But war will force them to fight for their destinies — and for each other.
Rosira has spent her whole life imprisoned by the Church, and almost as long rebelling against it. Her white hair and albino skin marked her from birth as a Valtain, a religious figurehead worshipped by the masses. But Rosira despises her status. Like all Valtain, she will never live to see thirty summers… and she has no intention of wasting her short life away in prayer.
The new King Araich is conspicuously unlike his father. Bold and vivavious, with startling green eyes, his lack of resemblance to the previous king has always been the source of scandalized whispers. But those whispers rise to war cries when Araich’s legitimacy is challenged, spiraling the country of Ara into unrest — and leaving Araich facing the terrifying prospect of war.
In the rising turmoil, Rosira finally sees her chance to claim her freedom. But as conflict escalates, Rosira and Araich are drawn together by an attraction that goes beyond duty — and are forced to question everything as they discover a power greater than they ever could have imagined.