Useless. Worthless. Helpless. Misidentified by invading soldiers as a servant girl, Lady Jalani Havarna is passed over during the massacre of her lord father, lady mother, and lord brother. Determined to prove she is not worthless or helpless, she fights for the right to train as an elite Talyn'ain bodyguard and for respect from others, but in the anonymity of a new life with her guardian family, she is ever fearful the murderers will realize their oversight and come looking for her.
Fantasy for Teens and Young Adults