A GIFTED TAILOR IN DISGUISE.
THREE MAGIC DRESSES.
THE COMPETITION OF A LIFETIME.
On the fringes of the Great Spice Road, Maia Tamarin works as a steamstress in the shop of her father, once a tailir of renown. She dreams of becoming the greatest tailoe in the land, but as a girl, the bet she can hope for is to marry well.
When a royal messenger summons her ailing father to court, Maia poses as his son and travels to the Summer Palacw in his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she'll take that risk to save her family from ruin and achieve her dream of becoming the imperial tailor. There's just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailor vying for the job.
The competition is cutthroat, and Maia's job is further complicated by the unwelcome attention of the court enchanter, Edan, who seems to see straight through her disguise. But nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge to sew three gowns so dangerously beuatiful, it will take a quest to the ends of the earth to complete them...