Rebecca was born to the Magi on a world where it means slavery or death. All her life she has hidden from the Shan's Proctors who control the enslaved Magi. To keep her family safe from them, she will risk anything, tell any lie, even trick an innocent man into a forbidden marriage. She never expected to fall in love with him, but it happened. Now she and Andre must defy the Proctors with nothing but his skill with a blade and her untried magic.