Deep within an enchanted forest lies a castle where triplets Cordelia, Rosalind, and Giles have lived safely all their lives, protected by the spells their mother has woven. Only Cordelia’s magic lets her steal moments of freedom–over the walls in the shape of a bird or beneath them as a scurrying mouse. But then one day the outside world arrives. Soldiers have come for the triplets–because whoever is the eldest is the heir to the Raven Throne.
Their mother knows that since the Raven Crown was broken, no one has been able to rule the kingdom and live, and she will not give up her children to that fate. When she refuses to reveal which child is the eldest, she is taken prisoner, and Cordelia and her brother and sister find themselves on the run in a dangerous new world.
As they set out to rescue their mother, Cordelia begins to see that there is a deep magic at work, driving her toward a destiny that could tear her family apart, take away her freedom forever or–just maybe–heal a kingdom.