Seventeen year-old Skyla has been taken by the Counts, is under the strict punishment of her mother in a war gifted in her honor, and is the only hope of the people captive in the tunnels. Everything that can go wrong has. For Skyla, life is panning out to be more of a curse than a blessing. Relationships change. The war draws to an end. Death comes to Paragon. Skyla must decide if she is brave enough to sacrifice everything in order to save her people.