The city of Crowns Peak seethes with scandalous politics, seditious plots, and magical power. On a good day.

Ava worries about passing her classes and flirting a little with her best guy friend until she uncovers a secret that threatens everything she loves—

An unstable king, a treasonous duke, and a lonely dragon who have only one thing in common: a magically cursed knife. The dragon made it. The duke commissioned it. The king will do anything to keep it.

To save her nation and those she holds dear, Ava will steal it…