The king is dead, and his widowed wife is taking her final breaths. Resentment towards Ella fills people's hearts as the fledgling queen inherits a kingdom that's falling to pieces around her. She needs to reunite her people, but her head is filled with Daveen's lies. Max has escaped, and Ella knows that he will only cause trouble for her and her new-found rank as queen.
Max, after escaping over the border into Neander, once again begins to command the rebels. His goal of establishing equality remains, and now his sister is the only person standing in his way. He will do whatever it takes to free the people...