Scions of the Star Empire

Privilege is a prison...

They have everything they want...except a future

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 true freedom--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 compete to elevate their status high enough for the Cultural Trust to grant them the title and the freedom to make their own way, and scandal is as good as scholarship.

 

Scions of the Star Empire

The privileged heirs of Landfall have money, power, prestige…and thick chains binding them to the schemes of their noble Houses. The only way to freedom is through earning the title of Scion with a high enough Social Capital rating for the markets to judge you worthy…and when it comes to Social Capital, scandal is as good as scholarship.

Scandal

When a princess who’s no stranger to scandal runs afoul of the secrets of the most powerful cabal on Landfall, even her crown can’t protect her from the consequences.

They can have anything they want…except a future.

Nothing infuriates Princess Ione Ra more than having someone else take control of her reputation from her, and her old nemesis–gossip journalist Jaris Pulne–is poised to do just that with pilfered pics of her caught in a compromising position with her power-couple partner. As someone who’s no stranger to manipulating the markets on her own social life, Ione knows the wrong scandal means social suicide.

Privilege is a prison…

For the other half of the power couple, Den Hades, his survival has depended on staying in his powerful father’s shadow in order to protect his secrets. But on the very night of his one chance to earn a shot at becoming a Scion–and freedom from his father’s ambitions, scandal threatens to tear him from Ione, or worse–force them together before their time.

Fallout

A good deed is a hard sell when you’re a bad girl.

The last thing Princess Ione Ra wants to do is plan an impromptu charity benefit on the House Ra skyboat so her royal pill of a brother can score political points with the planetary parliament. Still, the fundraiser could be a chance at salvaging her tattered reputation and stealing a few moments with the man who could have been her prince, but can now only be her secret.

For Den Hades, earning the title of Scion is more critical than ever. His father’s rage at his defiance threatens to plunge his House into civil war. The element of surprise is his only path to success–and survival.

But will Ione’s new image bring her real influence, or is it just another illusion?

 

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.

They can have anything they want...except freedom

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