Centuries ago, the royal family of Adria was killed... or so everyone thought. Now Grace Blakely knows the truth: there was one survivor, and that survivor's blood runs through her veins. This simple fact could cause a revolution-which is why some people will stop at nothing to keep it from coming to light. There is only one way for Grace to save herself, save her family, and save the boy she loves. She must outmanoeuvre her foes, cut through the web of lies that has surrounded her for years, and go back to the source of all her troubles, despite the risk. If she wins, she will inherit a throne. And if she loses, she will inherit the fate of all the dead princesses who came before her.