Leaders sacrifice themselves for the good of the people.
Tyrants just sacrifice the people.
Despite heroic efforts, Esmeralda’s mother has usurped the throne and driven the populace into exile. Now she hunts the refugees without mercy, driving them to exhaustion and the brink of starvation. Their only hope lies to the south with the powerful and enigmatic ruler of an unfamiliar land.
Will he aid them, or exploit their weakness?
Esmeralda will risk everything to defeat her mother, but even that might not be enough to save them. Fear and distrust threaten to throw the three kingdoms into civil war.
To unite a fallen realm, Esmeralda must surrender who she is and become who she is destined to be.