A Two Moons of Rehnor prequel novella.
Meri was born with a beauty unmatched though she lived in a decrepit flat in the old city. Her sister, Jayne longs for a life away from the streets and the mother who calls herself a nurse for giving treatments to men. Jayne and Meri venture to the Palace hoping for positions as maids. One girl is hired on, the other is turned away though neither will end up where they expected.