As I am the air, I am wisdom
As I am the sopio, I am reborn
As I am the water, I am compassion
As I am the flames, I am knowledge
As I am the spirit, I am forever
I am fifteen-year-old Queen Marissa Svart, poet and refugee in my own country after fleeing my tyrannical husband, who locked me away in my room for nearly a year shortly after putting a ring on my finger. Now, I am a hidden member of the famous Pietruite School, under the tender watch of my bodyguard, a guardian of the Sacred Ten, the most trained warriors in both magic and arms- as well as the most exquisite creatures- in all the world of Sopio.
As my guardian tries to pull me from my prison of melancholy, I realize that all is not safe at Pietruite School. Mystery, seduction- and evil- now floats among the ranks of the Sacred Ten, blackening their saintly oaths of service and chastity and putting us all at risk for the wrath of my warlord king. Worse yet, I fear I may be falling victim to the hypnotic beauty of my new guardian….a boy promised to sainthood…a boy I can never have.
The prophecy of the Princess Vicieux calls for the arrival of the Chosen Ones, who will lead Cambria into the new dawn. But will there will be any light left to follow?
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