In Cantagna, using magic earns a death sentence.
When Romy's brother is accused, she uses her influence as the Shadow Lord’s beloved courtesan to save his life. The price is her dismissal.
Forced to return to her roots in Beggar's Ring, Romy has only her wits and her own secret magic to keep her and her brother from the executioner's block. As they struggle to survive, friendship arises in unexpected quarters ― a swordmaster with a dangerous past and a blacksmith with an unusual skill.
When Romy is cast as scapegoat in a plot to overthrow the Shadow Lord and drive Cantagna into civil war, she, her brother, and their newfound allies must risk exposing their secrets to save Romy's life and Cantagna’s future as a free city.