Othyli's lies were so perfect, the kingdom she abandoned never knew. Now to save her people, she must become the legend they never believed.
It was all a lie. The beautiful grief of the orphaned princess Othyli for her heroic father, wasn't real. The treacherous enemy who hired a dragon to imprison her for more than a decade, didn't exist. The sage judgment with which she guided the land into this era of unprecedented peace, was a veneer disintegrating before growing madness. How could Othyli ever live up to the reverence, trust, and loyalty the people of Cockaigne had for their idealized queen?
Reality was overwhelming every one of her illusions. Frantic to preserve them, Othyli reenters her estranged kingdom disguised as a traveling mercenary, to find the one wizard who can restore the fantasy. Instead she discovers that the wizard has fled, gangs of Dark Riders terrorize her people, and the age-old government teeters on collapse. To save both the kingdom and herself, Othyli must face the horrors of her past, learn to trust both rouges and rebels, and become the leader her realm so desperately needs. Behold, the Dragon Queen comes.