For ash magic crimes, Alswyn is sentenced to the deadly ritual of a challenge. If she dies, all hope of reviving her friends’ ghosts dies with her. It is only through the intervention of an unlikely ally that Alswyn survives.
In order to escape final judgement, Alswyn is forced to take on the form of King Ghalad’s intended bride, a disguise that leaves her heart tangled inextricably with his. Together, they embark on a quest to find the Lost God, a deity forgotten by all but the oldest legends, and the only power that can restore Alswyn’s friends.
But will her web of lies and deceit prove to be the downfall of the quest?