With her mysterious gift for potion making, Lira knows she could be more than just a healer in a traveling circus. Her sights have always been set well beyond a life of poverty lining the pockets of circus masters.
When Lira’s magical skills attract the attention of two men powerful enough to bring down kingdoms, Lira sees an opportunity to escape. But the freedom she seeks comes at a price . . .
Disguised in the ranks of the fabled Carnival of Stars, Lira travels to the palace, tasked with stealing from a prince, poisoning a princess, and putting an end to a royal engagement. But she soon realizes she’s a pawn in a much bigger game of magic and betrayal.
And when she finally meets the prince, Lira must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice in order to prevent a war. Her freedom . . . or her heart.