Growing up as the daughter of con artists, Chatine has always known a life of hardship. But once upon a time, as a young and innocent girl new to the capital city of Vallonay, Chatine dreamed of a different life. She dreamed of an escape from the rough streets of the Frets. Honest work for an honest chance. That’s all she wanted. To do her duty as a loyal member of the Third Estate and one day win the Ascension that would take her far away from her parents and their crooked lifestyle.
But when her father coerces her into taking part in his latest con, Chatine finds herself embroiled in a plot that will send her on a one-way path toward a future she never wanted and a destiny she’s been running from her entire life.