by A. F. Grappin
Published: December 14, 2013.
When a beast attacks her village, Selinde doubts the guards' dedication to her people's safety. Determined to fight for her right to protection, she journeys to the palace, something no one she knows has done before. Instead, she learns just how far the king's protection really extends, and that the fatal, highly contagious disease, the empeddigo, isn't as controlled as she's been led to believe.