Mica Graydier would rather confront an assassin than attend a ball.
As the full-time imposter for an imperial princess, Mica must face simpering ladies, overeager suitors, and the occasional assassination attempt. But her biggest challenge is getting along with Princess Jessamyn herself, especially when the princess refuses to end their imposter charade and take back her crown.
When a strange man appears in Jewel Harbor with too many Talents and an incurable case of madness, Mica vows to find her old adversary and end his schemes for good. But she and Jessamyn still share a single face, and as their purposes diverge, their friendship will be stretched to the breaking point.
Mica wants to serve the empire, but that task is getting harder-and it may require the ultimate betrayal.
Two missions. One face. An empire on the brink of war.