The Blue Empress
SOVEREIGN series PREQUEL
You have to be sneaky about tyranny.
The Silver king is as good as dead, which is a dream come true for Laila. It's not that she's holding a grudge about the whole unrequited love thing... yes, all right, she is, but she also has a plan.
It's a good plan. A plan that doesn't involve pandering to petty annoyances like 'morals' or the 'truth'. After all, the Silver are not moral creatures.
And she can make it appear necessary. Appealing, even. All she needs is a few key allies, and the city will be hers.
The Blue Empress is a short story prequel to the Sovereign series.