The dying words of Lark‘s mother cursed her to live without a voice and bound her father‘s life to Lark‘s. For if she dies, he dies. She cursed the king and his son as well. Her father wants to be king more than anything. In a brilliant move, the prince (now king) takes Lark as a hostage thwarting her father from making a move on the throne. Lark soon learns that the king has a magical secret/curse too. They need each other to be free.