Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam-- until her father is murdered. Now outcast and with no rights to her father's land or inheritance, she seeks refuge in the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father's killer-- Cohen McKay, her father&#x;s former apprentice. The boy who broke her heart. Was he the real killer? Britta's quest leads her to warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic.