Ashaya Markin, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Denwild, was locked in a single room for the first twelve years of her life. Because of an accident when she left her room for the first time, the two slaves that had taken care of her, her only friends, were executed. Their son, another slave, was left to fend for himself in a world of distrust and cruelty with nothing but the clothes on his back and his hatred for Ashaya. Their country was divided into 13 states, each with their own Duke and Duchess to rule. Two years after the terrible incident, news is spreading that people are rebelling against their Dukes... With magic?