Authors: Alysia S. Knight
Premise: Krista has trained her entire life to follow in her father's footsteps. For generations, her family has carried the sacred duty to protect the royal line of Arlanda from Kuel, the dark fallen god, a responsibility bestowed on her bloodline when the Mighty Ones named her ancestor Champion of the Sword.
After her father's death, Krista, disguised as a boy, ventures alone into the world for the first time. Her mind is set on fulfilling her family's legacy, leading her directly to the castle of Arlanda. Swept into a whirlwind of training and politics, Krista struggles to keep her true identity a secret while proving her capabilities as a warrior-and trying not to fall for the prince she is sworn to protect.
But Kuel could be anywhere, could be anyone, and the threats against the royal family are growing with every passing day. Krista knows that this battle will end with her, for better or worse. But she has one advantage-the evil one thinks she is already dead.