Haelo Marley is a long way from high school. As a Candeon princess, and the key to the future of her race, Haelo’s choices are no longer just about her. After learning that her father is still alive—and may know something about the traitor in Pankyra—Haelo is determined to find him. Hoping to win her affection, Prince Griffin grants Haelo the freedom to leave Pankyra’s hidden Mediterranean palace to track down her father, with Dagger as her guard.

But Haelo’s journey will reveal more than she bargained for—like the truth behind her fated marriage; the motivation of the sociopathic villain Massaude who will stop at nothing to find her; and her true feelings for Dagger, which may run deeper than she wants to admit. 

With her heart torn in nearly every way, Haelo is faced with an impossible decision: a loveless marriage with Prince Griffin, or her own happiness. As Massaude closes in, Haelo’s choice becomes more urgent, more complicated, and more painful than ever before.

While others hunt for Haelo, Haelo hunts for answers. Whoever finds what they’re looking for first will control the destiny of the Candeon Empire.

No pressure. 

Fans of paranormal suspense, ancient folklore, and slow-burn romance will love this epic, coming-of-age fantasy series about the battle between the things we love, the things we choose, and the things that are chosen for us.