Exile from her beloved home kingdom throws Keita Sage into a bewildering new world. The Stygian Isobel has taken the queen of Merlandia captive instead of killing her, requiring an entirely different kind of war. The enemy Stygians stifled her education and left her unprepared for the complicated world of titles, status, and court life. As a foreign princess with family ties to two kingdoms, Keita will be a valuable pawn unless she learns to play their games. Her betrothed Brian Pensier and best friend Scarlet Kelvin could help, but both are keeping secrets that pit them against each other. If Keita cannot trust her friends, she cannot be safe from the Stygians’ combined abilities.