Siara has always known that every step of her life is predestined — with the exception of a few true choices, a few points in time where she can exercise free will. But when she is condemned to be buried alive in her mother's tomb, she figures choice is no longer an issue.
She is wrong.
Siara doesn't know why her own mother wanted her dead, or why others at the royal court are determined to save her. In her attempts to untangle the secrets swirling around her, she will discover that some choices were taken from her before she was ever born. Now, only she can take them back — if she is brave enough to confront a future she never believed possible.
Leah Cypess wrote her first short story - in which the narrator was an ice cream cone - at the age of six. She has degrees in biology, journalism, and law, and has traveled to Iceland, Israel, Jordan, and Costa Rica, among other places. She now lives with her family in Maryland. She is also the author of the acclaimed fantasy novels Death Marked, Mistwood, and Nightspell.