Kusarel knows she doesn’t have much time left. As a newly adult gryphon, society expects her to have gained her powers by this point, cementing her role for the rest of her life. Yet she is still a blank, with no powers in sight. Soon, she will be culled by her family, deemed nothing more than a useless blank. With her future uncertain, Kusarel finds herself far from her home…and flung right in the line of sight of the most powerful gryphon in the country: The Empress, who will stop at nothing to enforce the strict hierarchy smothering all gryphon-kind.