Charlie knows how to be a princess. Now she must learn to be a queen.
She sacrificed her heart in exchange for the fragile peace of her kingdom, but in the wake of their beloved king’s assassination, peace is hard to come by. Threats and conspiracies emerge with every turn, and all the while her wedding looms closer.
Between funerals and hangings, coronations and balls, Charlie must find the strength to prove to her people – and to herself – that she can be the queen they need, even though it requires breaking her heart in two.
Her allies are few and unexpected, and enemies await in the most familiar of places. Will Charlie live long enough to see her wedding day? Or will the perils of her choices finally catch up to her?