Isabella is the adoptive daughter of a bachelor bookseller. She grew up happy always having the desire to travel, but never leaving because of her devotion to her father. But that happy life was shattered when Lord Paris took interest in her.
Then a noblewoman came to her shop with an offer she could not refuse.
Now in a trial with more than just her fate on the line, she now has to traverse the dangers and intrigue of the palace as a piece in a game she knows nothing about. While trying to navigate the shadows of the palace the Lord is hunting her down and is willing to topple kingdoms if it means getting Isabella back.