This world has Reds and Silvers: Silvers are high class and have magical powers,and the Reds are poor and normal. Two Red friends, Mare and Kilorn,will soon be seperated since they're 18,Kilorn is lucky enough to have a job, but Mare has to go to war.
The day before Mare is shipped off to war, she is given a job at the palace. She doesn't want to go since the Silvers are cruel, but she has no chose. Kilorn's master dies and now he no longer has a job and has to be sent to the battlefield.
These are the dreaded queen and king of Norta. They have two sons; Cal and Maven, but Cal's true mother isn't the queen, his mom is long dead.The king has the ability of fire and the queen is a whisper, who can read your every thought.
It's Mare's first day on the job and its a big day: its Queenstrial. Queenstrial is when a bunch of girls from each Silver family show off their skills for the hand of the princes.
At Queenstrial, Mare falls off the high servant balcony onto an electric forcefield, with lightning that seems to be coming out of her.