Lynn Tailor, the face of the Little Army and the fiancée of handsome Prince Fare, is bored. They call her Princess, and treat her like royalty, but all she really wants is to be with her friends, camping out in the forests, riding her horse over muddy trails with a dagger bouncing at her hip. She’s learning the tools she needs to stand beside the future king and help run the war-torn Cadence, but in her heart, what she wants is action. That is, until a building burns and all the evidence points to her. With a slaver-killer on the loose in the cities and a maid-killer on the loose in the palace, suspicious eyes follow Lynn wherever she goes. Her friends are an ocean away and there is no one to turn to but herself, so she sets out to find the culprit before she’s tried for treason and executed on The Hill. But the Crown and the Little Army aren’t the only forces at work here, and if Lynn can’t uncover the truth in time, she’ll lose more than just her own life. She’ll lose it all.