Kaia risks death to escape the patriarchal village where she was raised and discovers her people among the Xiriana, a tribe of warrior women led by the Matron. It appears to be paradise, but dark and twisted magic brings danger to the entire village. Kaia must discover the truth of the past or risk not only her own life, but that of her unborn baby. Will her newfound magic be strong enough to save them all? Readers of CIRCE by Madeline Miller and BIRTHMARKED by Caragh M. O'Brien will love this powerful and unique fantasy. This novella precedes the first full-length installment of The Matron Chronicles, Coming Soon.