In a fantasy world where war is impossible, humans, elves, dwarfs, and seafolk do battle with a board-game. Fantasy nations take census to use their populations as game-pieces.
Aria Twine was the human champion at this game until her game-piece was killed, making her ineligible to participate. Ever since she’s reared mythical creatures for humanity to use in table-war. Now she’s discovered a minotaur she can ride back to greatness.