Karen and Jared know the stories. The stories say their people were proud, secretive, dishonest, and rebellious. The stories say change is impossible. The stories say to be known is to be killed.
So they fight to stay unknown, to keep their secret and their lives in the streets of Mattis’s capital city. For fifteen years they hide. Then bad luck brings them face-to-face with more than the king’s death sentence: a mysterious plague has broken out in Mattis, with the king’s own daughter among the rising death count. Karen and Jared decide now is the time to win back honor for their people. Stealing two of the king’s horses, they begin a journey for the cure that will save Mattis, the cure that will prove all stories can be rewritten.