In a discontented kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword point-he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well. An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edges of their seats.