A year after her betrothal to the Kyrenican prince, no one has suspected that Princess Wilha has been a decoy—and that Elara, her secret twin sister, has been pretending to be Wilha all along. Back in Galandria, their kingdom is deteriorating, and returning home could bring peace—or add fuel to the slow-burning fire.
When their father, the king, mysteriously dies and Elara and Wilha's younger brother, Andrei, claims the Galandrian throne, he reveals the girls' deception. Viewed as traitors, they realize they are now fighting for their lives—and for their country.
In Jenny Lundquist's concluding sequel to The Princess in the Opal Mask, Elara and Wilha must decide who will become queen. Or rather, who will become the next savior for their people.
In the faraway land of Tulan, sixteen-year-old orphan Elara has spent her entire life trying to find out her real name. While she serves for the cruel and manipulative Ogden family, she feels that pertinent information about her past is being withheld. Meanwhile, in the kingdom of Galandria, Princess Wilha (known as “The Masked Princess”), is plagued with questions of her own. Despite being the most recognizable icon in the kingdom, why has she been forced to wear a mask every day since birth? And why won't her own father, the king, explain why she must cover her face at all times?
When Elara and Wilha are brought face to face, an intimate connection is exposed, as well as answers that force them to play the part of the other. As both are thrust into lives they never knew existed, hidden conspiracies begin to surface, and the fate of two opposing kingdoms rests squarely on their untrained shoulders.
Follow two unforgettable journeys that lead these characters to roles they were always born to play.