The kingdom of Gaule is a dangerous place for those with magic. To be found is a death sentence, forcing magic wielders into the forests to hide from the crown.
Etta Basile has spent years among the trees, training for the day she’ll take up the curse of her ancestors, a curse tying her life to that of her greatest enemy, the Prince of Gaule.
Prince Alexandre was once a childhood friend, but now, Etta must keep her identity a secret as she enters a tournament to become his champion.
Her goals are simple.
Protect the prince. Break the curse. Kill the prince.
What her training never prepared her for? Falling in love.
But love is for the weak, and Etta can’t forget the reason she’s there.
Her people are counting on her.