You idiot!” Bella screamed. “This only makes me hate you more!”
King Grinage has plans for Isabella, but she’s not going to follow them willingly—even if Grinage is her father. With the weight of her parents’ hopes placed firmly on her shoulders, Bella acts in her own best interest when no one else will.
Her kindness and artistic nature make Bella beloved to the Sheevali people, but she also stands in sharp contrast to her father’s militaristic tendencies. The life that Bella longs for can’t be found under Grinage’s rule. That’s why, when the chance at real love presents itself, Bella throws herself headlong into the possibilities her future holds and rejects everything her family stands for.
But breaking up an arranged marriage may cost more than she’s willing to give up. Will she survive the consequences of her actions?