Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize her gift. To escape his grasp, Sepora flees across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria. Her plans to hide there are thwarted when she is captured and forced into the service of Theoria's young king, Tarik.But when Tarik and Sepora finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined. Her spectorium could save his kingdom from the Quiet Plague - but should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gift at all costs?