She would hate her third eye less if it actually gave her special powers. But when a killer threatens the kingdom, will she risk her freedom?
"In this series opener, Ardis...draws readers in without exposing them to the oft-seen pitfalls of a mercurial protagonist or logic-spurning volte-faces. The result is a well-paced story that delights without disappointing" --Kirkus Reviews
Sixteen-year-old Kira puts on a show about having empathic abilities, but she miraculously wakes a highborn boy from a coma after a near-fatal accident on mountainous slopes. When his father threatens to expose her "magic" to the queen, she attends the kingdom's most elite academy as a bodyguard.
Soon, she's immersed in a strange new life--one of being a simple student trying out for the school's skyboarding team. Her fake life becomes the life she's always wanted, but Kira cannot escape who she truly is. Nothing in the court of the Raj is as it seems...Will she risk her freedom to unmask a killer before the crown falls?
If you like strong female protagonists, futuristic fairy tales, and epic tournaments, you'll love this blend of Hindu lore and political intrigue in Priya Ardis's young adult fantasy thriller.