Privilege is a Prison
The heirs of Landfall's powerful nobility have all the wealth and privilege of their family status, but there's only one thing that will give them control over their own lives--the title of Scion. The only way to earn it is by carefully managing the social influence markets that rank them according to their accomplishments. At the exclusive Landfall Cultural Academy, the heirs vie to elevate their status high enough for the Cultural Trust to grant them the title and the freedom to make their own way. In this elite competition, scandal is as good as scholarship.