Princess Zosia Iliana Auralian is the last of the hereditary monarchy stretching back five thousand years. All she wants is to pursue an education and experience life on her own terms. But with an invasion on the horizon, the pressure to be the perfect princess is almost unbearable.
Lorcan, the son of a disgraced head guardsman, trained for eight years for the honor of guarding the last princess – only to find that Zosia wants nothing to do with him. How far will he go to keep her alive? To win her heart?
War will test their dedication to their country, cherished ideals – and to one another.