Meg was raised to do her duty as the youngest daughter of the king. But when he unexpectedly ties her to the northern nation and then dies, the kingdom assumes she will replace him as the Raven Crown.
With the entire world watching and waiting for something to happen, her eldest sister makes decisions as though she is queen. And as her cousins hope for a share of the power, Meg prays her faith is enough to maintain her sense of duty.
As Meg’s hair remains resolutely white, the people wonder what her sisters will do to prove themselves more suitable, or remove the competition. An attack on one sister puts another in danger, and Meg doesn’t know who she can trust.
Is her faith in the gods to choose wisely just a naïve girl’s dream? Or are the gods more involved than she imagined, and what could they want?