What’s power worth if you have no freedom? Taking place in a fantasy world, an empire with a tyrant as their leader has risen from the ashes of a war in order to gain power over the Scholars. This book will make you question whether or not freedom is real or just another illusion. A slave and a Mask come together to find out the secrets their government holds. Whether you’re handcuffed in chains, or one of the best honored soldiers of the empire, you are not safe. — Skye, Chicago ORD
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
Appeared on over a dozen Best Book Lists for 2015
This thought-provoking heart-wrenching and pulse-pounding debut is set in a rich high-fantasy world with echoes of ancient Rome. In this brutal world Laia a slave fighting for her family and Elias a young soldier fighting for his freedom find their destinies intertwined.