It’s not about a ball. It’s not about a prince. It’s about freedom.
Fifteen-year-old Rella desires nothing more than to escape the low drudgery of her existence. This dream is almost within her grasp. All she needs are timing, patience, and a rare medicinal plant called sindas. But when Rella’s stepmother sells the sindas to pay for the royal ball, Rella must use her wits, intelligence, and help from others to save the sindas that mean freedom. Even if she has to go to the ball to do it.