When the king and his family are murdered and an imposter takes the throne, a force field locks around the kingdom of Lumatere. Finnikin, along with thousands of exiles are locked outside by a terrible curse. Finnikin and his mentor travel from kingdom to kingdom trying to secure land for the exiles until they meet a mysterious girl who claims that Prince Balthazar, heir to the throne, is alive. When a girl named Evanjalin claims to walk in the dreams of those inside Lumatere and can break the curse, Finnikin travels with her through the dangerous lands. But is it worth it?
Submitted by Kayla