Princess Nefasti has two main goals: to survive, and to discover who is responsible for the death of her parents.
Young Princess Nefasti wakes to discover her father, the king, poisoned and her mother near death. The sole heiress to the ancient High Kingdom of Vadio, the king’s three brothers begin to plot and quarrel over who will become Regent and control the kingdom until she comes of age or dies. Their solution is to marry her off. Or kill her.
If this trio were not enough of a problem, the greedy surrounding kingdoms all want to gobble Vadio up, and their ambassadors scurry through the castle plotting and scheming.