Mothers and daughters argue.
Most don’t settle it with bloodshed.
Esmeralda rose above the slums and life as a cutpurse to become the King’s scribe. Now she wants nothing more than to live her newfound life in peace, but her powerful mother desires to be queen and will destroy anyone who gets in her way. Including her daughter.
And Esmeralda’s mother never fights fair.
War has come and a kingdom hangs in the balance. To preserve the lives of the ones she loves, Esmeralda must embrace a side of herself she never wanted. A side marked by ruthlessness and cunning. A side that is very much like her mother.
To defeat unimaginable evil, the scribe must become a warrior.