Celeana, an assassin, was brought to the Crown Prince of Adarlan after spending a year at a prison, Endovier. She was offered a deal which allowed her to be the kings champion for four years and then she would be granted freedom. However to win her spot as the kings champion she must first win a competition against other assassins. Despite her hatred for the king she accepted the offer and began training to get past the elimination rounds. During her time at the castle, Celeana made both friends and enemies who either supported her or attempted to destroy her. Prince Dorian showed interest in her, Captain Westfall pushed her to succeed, and Princess Nehemia became a close friend. Meanwhile, a mysterious murder was on the loose.