“Dainy.” Uncle Pascale frowned. “Do you recall what happened to the royal family of Jordinia?”
Dainy thought for a moment. She knew the northern nation had once been a great empire, until it was overthrown by the people’s New Republic, when she was very small. “Weren’t they all killed?”
“Almost all,” said Pascale carefully.
Dainy was growing frustrated. “But what does this have to do with my parents?”
“Your parents,” Paxi whispered, and Dainy was taken aback to see tears glittering in her eyes, “we believe, were the Emperor and Empress of Jordinia.”
Dainy’s breath caught. She could scarcely comprehend this. Her parents, an emperor and empress?
Then who did that make her?
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