Rose sets out to the city to chase her dream of becoming a blacksmith. When the tournament is announced she is caught up in the ensuing political intrigue that puts her life in danger. She befriends the northerners, the historic protectors of the empire, and is quickly drawn into a complex world of plots, assassination attempts and hidden alliances. An epic fantasy story of adventure, fear, doubt, bravery, friendship, loyalty and trust. She must decide whose side she is on and, by doing so, find her place in the world.
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