A botched rescue, an unwanted suitor, and a jealous sorceress are just some of her problems.
Cursed with bad luck, seventeen-year-old Mary spends her days as a caretaker of the book building protecting the books it holds. She knows from experience how dangerous the ancient books can be in the wrong hands and is determined it won't happen again.
When she deciphers a clue in one of the books that suggests rescuing a dragon will bring back her luck, she starts to believe that her life could be something more.
But the rescue ruins a sorceress' plan to acquire forbidden power, and she unleashes a curse on Mary as punishment.
Now, unable to read and questioning everything she's ever known, Mary must decide what truly matters. Can she have the happiness she's finally found and save the kingdom from the sorceress?
Leaving might be the only way to return.