Lyra, princess of the realm of Callaron and last descendent of its magical royal line, has just suffered the death of her much-loved father, King Aron. Now, she is faced with the daunting task of leading her people and learning to control her wayward magic. She has sworn never to love, for to love is to show weakness, and to expose oneself to heartache. But can she keep her promise to herself when she meets the new captain of the guard? He is Dorian of Sorrel, and he is a man with a secret. Will he be the secret to unlocking Lyra’s carefully guarded heart? ...