Words have power–everyone knows that. What few realize is the power that lies in silence. Incapable of speech, Leesa lived in isolated silence for sixteen years. But now she’s met Eron. Through an inexplicable ability, her beloved can hear her thoughts. A member of a clandestine renegade group, Eron plans to free their city from tyranny. Unfortunately, when Leesa’s mistake exposes him, Eron is thrown in prison for life. Leesa will do anything to free her beloved. But when disquieting magic, backstabbing politics, and a shocking murder complicate her quest, she may face the same fate as Eron. Or worse, the gallows.