As the eldest daughter of House Trageri, 19 year-old Daneli is the inheritor of long-standing tensions and a mission far larger than she is. She must undergo an arduous training process and a series of tests to become Queen. But Daneli is also in for a big surprise. A spaceship is speeding toward her colony - and its arrival will change everything. More
Tomboy 19-year-old Daneli doesn't get along with her mother. She'd rather be riding her horse or perfecting her archery skills than wearing finery and ordering servants around. But as the eldest daughter of House Trageri, Daneli inherits long-standing tensions and a seemingly impossible mission: to create peace between her cooperative, matriarchal nation and the violent, fiercely hierarchical patriarchy to the north. First, she must undergo an arduous training process, then pass a series of tests in order to become Queen. With the help of ten hand-picked spouses of both genders, along with her secret Gift, she must face her greatest challenge: preventing her country from falling into chaos just as a strange spaceship arrives to her country.