Imagine Marissa Meyer’s Cinder meets Intisar Khanani’s Thorn (gender-swapped) with a sword-wielding female MC and a broody Hamlet-like Prince.
The King is dead, the Prince has been declared mad, and the royal court is in disarray.
Faced with losing control of her family’s merchant house, seventeen year old Esma Onates takes her sword on the road to seek the help of distant relatives. When Esma accidentally breaks the spell on an enchanted necklace, a mysterious young man appears who remembers nothing but his name. Using the forbidden magic of the keys, together they must thwart the usurpers who threaten their birthrights and save the kingdom from ruin.