One rash decision during the Shadow Trials left innocents dead, friends injured and hunted by the Empire, and Maia Graystone imprisoned in the Tower, forced to watch as the asteroid in the sky grows larger by the hour.
Unsure if Riser Thornbrook is alive, Maia must find a way to battle the Empire from within its own walls and escape so she can fulfill the promise to her father and stop the asteroid. But when she breaks free and joins the Rebel army Nicolai has gathered, she discovers she’s been branded a traitor. With war between the Rebels and the Empire looming, old alliances shifting, and suspicion hanging over her head, she must fight in the Rebel Blood Courts—and win command—to regain their trust.
Only problem is she must first defeat the reigning champion, someone she knows all too well.