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Ximena is the decoy condesa, a stand-in princess and leader to the displaced aristocratas. The false king Atoc has seized power, forcing Ximena, her people, and the true princess, Catalina, into hiding. With food dwindling, little hope, revolt on the horizon, and a missing general, Atoc makes his move: the condesa must become his wife, or the last of her people will be slaughtered.

A wonderful First Look at one of the most vibrant, beautifully visual, and evocative 2020 fantasies. Eager to keep reading!