Princess Ekaterina Cvetlovski flees captivity in the dead of night amid a raging blizzard, hoping for escape, but accepting she may die. Either outcome is preferable to the trapped life she currently lives—kept inside a castle, punished if she steps out of line, and soon to be married to the dictator’s son in a public spectacle.
Ivan Lazarov is fed up with his family’s business of housing border Crossers. At nineteen, he’s itching to get away and make a life for himself. Before he can make the leap, a mysterious Crosser falls into his lap, forcing him to reevaluate everything he thought he knew about the neighboring country of Bregot. He learns his family’s life is intricately intertwined with Bregot’s dictator, the overthrown royalty, and now the beautiful Crosser in his care.
Princess Ekaterina and Ivan will have to rely on each other, both inexperienced and scared, but both determined to freely choose their own paths.