Kings are strong.
Queens are stronger.
And heirs outlive them.
Trained to be a highly prized guard, part of the White Lionesses, and the personal guard of Princess Carien, Ashta has failed to protect those most important to her. Watching one of her fellow guards be publicly killed, her heart has hardened. Now Ashta is stripped of her position and used as a bargaining chip between two Kingdoms.
As she tries to stop the war from coming to Tripsia, she begins to uncover the truth of her past. Will she accept who she was born to be? Or will she protect princess Carien at all costs?