Know this: I am not a warrior. I am a disease.
When I was six, my parents died.
When I was 16, I was locked away in Rock Point Girls' Home. Nobody wants to deal with a liar. An addict. A thief.
Nobody except Alle. She is pure, and she's my friend, in spite of all the rotten things I am.
There was once another girl like me - long ago. A cast-off daughter. A lying little beast who left a red stain across the land with her terrible magic. She's imprisoned now in a maze high up on the cliffs. They say she's half woman, half bull. They say she dines on human tributes, and guards a vast treasure. They say she was born wicked.
But I know her better than the history books or stories do. She and I dream together. Our destinies are twisted up like vines.
Except I'm not going to turn out wicked like she is. I can save myself by destroying her. I'm going to break out of this place, and I'm going to enter the labyrinth and take her heart.
And once I'm redeemed, maybe Alle will love me.