(Might as well promote)
Darci Whiteoak loves peace more than anything. However, after her mother's sudden suicide, her father demands she follow their kingdom's traditions and learn the art of war.
Out of all of her tutors, none frighten her more than the one hired to teach her how to wield a weapon; the cold, masked Cyrus. He is icy and callous to her, but there is something else beneath the surface that she cannot identify.
Unfortunately for Darci, she may need to use her new weapons training sooner than she thought. An unknown danger threatens her family's lives, and Cyrus is ordered to protect her. A plot begins to unravel that endangers both them and everyone around them. Darci must sort through secrets, lies, and suspects to find the truth... and to decide what her heart truly wants.