Four Trials. Five Hundred Contenders. One Winner. The prize? The throne of Regulus.
I never wanted to be queen, yet I find myself swept up in the competition.
I never wanted a man, yet I find myself distracted by three of them.
I never wanted people’s gratitude, yet they’re cheering my name in the streets.
The four key qualities of the True Queen of Regulus. And I have to prove that I have them all.
All I ever wanted was to become the Sergeant of the Watchers for the busiest district in Regulus — Adhafera. But The Hunt has begun and the desert Queendom is running out of water. Hundreds of women enter and I unwillingly throw my name into the competition. The only other contender who has a chance of beating me is a known cheater.
I have to select three advisers, which is a good thing, because there are only three people I trust enough to join me. Stryker, my childhood best friend and lover, who also happens to be the King of the Night, Master Thief. Tyson, my training patrol officer and a massive thorn in my side. And Leander, the Head Councilman’s son.
Now all I want is to become the True Queen of Regulus, blessed by Leo to rule, and to bring water to the people. If only Leo would give me his Mark.