All over the kingdom of Deverry, the common people are demanding a change that will wrest power from the landed aristocracy: reform of the corrupt law courts. In the city of Aberwyn, the situation catches fire when the authorities allow the death of a bard from a hunger strike rather than hear the people's protest.
But things haven't always been this way.
Alyssa, a student and protege of the bard who gave his life, discovers evidence that may overthrow the system that keeps her people downtrodden - in an ancient tome hidden far away. Though there are powerful lords who will kill anyone who threatens their privileges, and the road is full of the unknown - dragons, royalty, secrets and more - Alyssa volunteers to make the dangerous journey and bring back the text.
A chance encounter with a rough but handsome stranger, a riot in the streets and Alyssa charges into her mission whether she's ready or not.
The time has come to burn away injustice.