From the author of Ella Enchanted comes this tale set in the kingdom of Ayortha, where singing is of the utmost importance. Everyone sings all the time. They sing to celebrate, they sing to mourn, they sing to heal. Aza, a foundling, was taken in by innkeepers when she was just a baby. She has grown up knowing that she is very plain but has an incredible singing voice. One day, she is given the rare opportunity to travel to the castle and attend the king's wedding. His bride is from the neighboring kingdom of Frell, and no one knows anything about her. The question on everyone's mind is, "Can our new queen sing?" A tale full of adventure, tragedy, treachery and a hint of romance follows, as Aza discovers her unique vocal talents, the path to beauty, and new love. Recommended for readers ages 9 to 12.