What would you be willing to betray in exchange for your freedom?
Trystan was once the pampered daughter of a wealthy aristocrat, but since his death, she's considered a social pariah. Trapped by her stepmother's malicious web of lies, Trystan is willing to do just about anything to escape—even play a part in a devious plot to disinherit the kingdom's incompetent heir, Prince Ramsey.
But what should have been a simple task proves to have sinister implications. The consequences for Trystan's actions become clear in the midst of the glittering royal masque, where two very different princes compete for the hearts of their people. Trystan must decide where her loyalties lie—with the man who may be able to save her kingdom, or the man who has stolen her heart.
It's a lot of responsibility for a girl with no godmother in sight, but with so much at stake, Trystan can't afford to give up. Will she betray her kingdom to make her dreams come true? Or will she sacrifice her own happily ever after for the sake of the man she loves?