When Shai is caught replacing the Moon Scepter with her
nearly flawless forgery, she must bargain for her life. An assassin has left
the Emperor Ashravan without consciousness, a circumstance concealed only by
the death of his wife. If the emperor does not emerge after his hundred-day
mourning period, the rule of the Heritage Faction will be forfeit and the
empire will fall into chaos.
Shai is given an impossible task: to create—to Forge—a
new soul for the emperor in less than one hundred days. But her soul Forgery is
considered an abomination by her captors. She is confined to a tiny, dirty
chamber, guarded by a man who hates her, spied upon by politicians, and trapped
behind a door sealed in her own blood. Shai’s only possible ally is the emperor’s
most loyal councilor, Gaotona, who struggles to understand her true talent.
Time is running out for Shai. Forging while deducing the motivations of
her captors, she needs a perfect plan to escape. Download and start listening now!