Growing up sheltered with middle-class parents in the kingdom of Kiel, Awbrey is a happy, carefree girl looking forward to one more year of school before marrying her beloved Eddy. A mysterious uncle arrives at her door with the news that the king has declared being magic illegal. Awbrey is dragged away from her safe, secure home into danger that escalates with every mile they travel, for reasons Awbrey does not understand. What has the new law to do with her? She has no magic. In fact, she believes magic is just a faraway myth. Yet the magic is real. And so is the danger.
From the author of The Heart Key and The Horse Keeper comes a novel of a young girl facing prejudices over things beyond her control where magic is not just a memory.