In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, 16-year-old Silver Blackthorn takes the reckoning. This coming-of-age test not only decides her place in society, but also determines that Silver is to become an offering for King Victor. But these are uncertain times and no-one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?
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