Ai lIng is secretly pleased not to be betrothed like most girls her
age, she has too much she wants to see and learn and do. When
her father goes to the imperial palace and doesn't return Ai Ling
sets out to try and help him. However she starts encountering
strange, terrifying beings she starts to realize that she has
unusual powers and that she has a destiny that requires her to
learn use them.
I really enjoyed this book. Asian fantasy is far less common then
fantasy set in a world based off European type countries. The
writing was beautiful and flowing and the characters interesting.