(Book 1 in the fantasy series The Crowns) Alyvia is the youngest daughter of the king of Escarral, a land where magic is feared and hidden amongst the humans who possess it...and just happens to be one of those humans herself. When Lyv befriends a mapmaker and warrior from another land, she finds the friendship and belonging she's yearned for without having to hide. Amory is an emissary from Dalcaine, a land ruled by Fae and one Escarral had been at war with just twenty years before. Along with his best and oldest friend Gideon, he works alongside the Escarrali king in opening relations between the two continents. He was anticipating doing his job and going back home, not irrevocably tying himself to the human lands after meeting Lyv, one of the most powerful humans he'd ever come across. With her magic growing, Lyv gains help in controlling and mastering it with Amory's help. Amory has secrets of his own, though, including one that involves Dalcaine's Crown Prince Jai. But with rebellion brewing right under the king's nose at the hands of the queen, Lyv must fight to keep everything she loves safe or risk losing it all.