After three years in an iron prison, for the crime of being a fae, Rae can only pray for her death. Rescued by an unlikely ally, Rae is finally free. But with the Kingdom, she once called home, destroyed and her family dead, there is nothing for her to return home to. Rae wants nothing to do with her past, only fate has another plan for her. With war on the horizon and the human kingdom of Kilian continuing to torture and kill the people of the magical world, nowhere is safe.
Old enemies become allies, marriage alliances are made, and secrets of the past are uncovered. Magicless, and with no allies of her own, Rae fights to avenge those she has lost and to defend what is left of her scattered people, even if it means giving up her own happiness in the process.