Fredderick is a Wappenrock – one of the gentry who can wear the skin of animals. He is also the heir apparent of Kaiserreich, a peaceful state on the eastern coast of North America where titles of nobility are not merely inherited, but sold along with their entailed estates.
And now his legacy is in doubt. When he discovers his family is in the debt of a man who would be Kaiser, Fredderick must consent to an arranged marriage or risk losing his family's titles. Unwilling to accept this fate, Fredderick agrees to take a bride.
But with just one year and one day to lay claim to the throne, he soon finds politics, tradition, and a failing harvest keep getting in the way. Only time will tell if he survives the season, let alone the assassins . . ..
Release Date: 31 October 2018