A prophecy was given to the Realm of Valeera, but only one kingdom took heed to it and set forth a law that would divide the people into two groups. The Fair and the Strange. One group possessed a promise from the gods while the other is doomed for eternity. Well, that's what the people believed...
17-year-old Mageia Unknown is an orphan and the leader of a group of defected youths living on the outskirts of the Kingdom of Ardania. Growing up into a skilled thief and sword fighter, she makes it her duty to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when an act of heroism goes wrong, she finds her fate lies in the hands of someone she grew up to hate.
17-year-old Grisonce Arlon is not the most respected prince in the kingdom. But when his obsession with the Fairest Prophecy intervenes with the case of the one called the Purple Thief, he turns into a royal joke. The odds are against him and Mageia with no joy or deliverance in sight. Their world may be divided by the fairest and the strangest, but all would soon discover that unity may come in the form of a woman with purple eyes.