Sixteen years scraping for food just to survive. Sixteen years mastering eight languages, learning computer skills, and becoming adept at survival--all from a highly intelligent man who pretended we were the lowest class. My father. I owe him my life.
The Illumination--that week long competition where I had to prove myself before the elite and the government--was only the beginning. Little did I know that my father had prepared me for sixteen years to change history. Little did I know how the elite would sabotage me from jealousy and the government would try to kill me because I posed a great threat.
I can trust only a few people: my uncle, who risked his life so that I could compete at the Illumination; Esa and Pepin, my groomer and driver who showed unexpected loyalty to me; and then there’s that guy, Jude--poverty can’t hide how handsome he is. Little did I know that life as a royal Princess would involve so many secrets and coverups.