Kiva Meridan is a survivor. She survived not only Zalindov prison, but also the deadly trial by ordeal. Now Kiva's purpose goes beyond survival to vengeance. For the past ten years, her only goal has been to reunite with her family and destroy the people responsible for ruining their lives. But now that she has escaped Zalindov, her mission has become more complicated than ever. As Kiva settles into her new life in the capital, she discovers she wasn't the only one who suffered while she was in Zalindov - her siblings and their beliefs have changed too. Soon it's not just her enemies she's keeping secrets from, but her own family as well.