A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia’s age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control. Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth’s military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances––including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely held secret, and their charming flight master, Knives––cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth’s clutches before these bonds deepen?