Ten girls. Nine Bodies. One Crown.

If given the chance to be queen, would you take it?


Viera Kevlar is marked and goddess-touched, one of ten heirs to the Eirdian throne. She is a poisoner, the first girl in the history of the Culling to be blessed with such a gift. Despite her own reservations and desires, she will have to fight for the crown. She may have to die for it. 


If she wins the Culling, manages to kill the other nine candidates, then she will be crowned queen of Eirden Dow. Her family will be invited to live in the palace. Her mother might have access to healers who could save her life. But to be queen, Viera may have to lose the one thing she cares most about--