Abyowith is ready to join the Knights of the Exculpatory Order and fight miscreations—the magical creatures plaguing the countryside. She can ride, shoot and swordfight, and if she has some trouble using magic, well, she’s certain she can overcome that. So, when she rides to the Trials, she fully expects to become a Knight Initiate.
She did not expect to lose everything and need rescue by the very knights she wanted to join. Or that Marfolio, Captain of the mysterious Royal Stalkers, would take an interest in her. Or that she would fail the Knights’ magical ability test.
And she certainly wasn’t expecting one of her fellow Initiates to be brutally murdered.
Now, with suspicion falling on her, and her future in the Knights at stake, Abyowith must pass her magic test, learn what the Captain of the Stalkers wants, and discover who is killing her fellow initiates before the killer comes after her…