This is the first draft of my synopsis. I appreciate any advice and tips :)
Dalila accompanies her grandma to a ladies night in the city when a group of enemy soldiers infiltrate the city. These soldiers from Kash are then overwhelmed by general and prince Kazim and his army, which gives Dalila and her grandma the opportunity to escape.
Back home, a letter arrives which calls Dalila’s brother, Don, to a war camp. But Don stopped fighting as a soldier long ago and his wife is expecting a child. Dalila decides to go in her brother’s place and disguises herself to look like him.
At the war camp, she trains under general Kazim who soon finds that Dalila needs a lot of training if she wants to survive the war. Miraculously, Dalila masters the sword and the bow.
Then, the camp is attacked at night by enemy soldiers. Dalila and the others are taken hostage, staying at the Kash camp. The soldiers are led by a magician named Sokar, who tortures Dalila and the others for information. During torture, Dalila finds out that she might have magic in her blood. However, she doesn’t believe it yet.
Eventually, Dalila and Kazim are saved from the Kash camp by a stranger named Elyssa, who was looking for prince Kazim and only freed Dalila so she could help her. Later, Elyssa and her friends help Kazim and Dalila free the others. It’s during this battle when Dalila first uses magic to help her comrades.
On the way back from the camp, Elyssa kills Kazim and Dalila is left alone. While she mourns, the god of death called Ishtar visits her to make a deal. If Dalila kills the enemy King and ends the war, he will return Kazim to the living. Dalila accepts. She then goes to the city of Colchis to ask the Medean magicians for help.
The High Magus wants Dalila to train with a magician called Caden. She no longer wears her disguise, but another problem lingers. After some training, Dalila convinces Caden to go to Memphis with her to talk to the King about ending the war. Not long after their arrival, the city falls under siege.
Dalila and Caden convince the King to let them go to the capitol of Kash to kill the King, with the excuse of a peace delegation. Caden helps Dalila to put on the disguise of his brother, so that she’s not in as much danger.
Once they arrive, King Saul accepts to call a truce for a few days until their own King surrenders. Dalila talks the King into a marriage alliance with the King’s daughter instead. She then travels back to Medea to get Caden’s brother and to put on a disguise to make herself look like King Djoser’s daughter.
After the wedding night, Dalila kills King Saul in his sleep. Before she can escape the palace, she faces Sokar, who is the King’s advisor. Caden joins her and they battle him. Then Kazim appears and helps them as well. But Sokar uses dark magic and kills Caden.
Once again, Dalila mourns for the loss of a friend. When she married King Saul, Dalila was crowned Queen and now that the King is dead, she is the sole ruler of Kash.
Dalila continues training in magic with the High Magus while staying in Kash. Her family comes to visit her and her brother’s child is born and healthy.
Now, Dalila faces the task of finding Sokar, who escaped. Besides that, she must avoid being killed by anyone who is after the throne, while she rules a land that needs a lot of improvements. The story ends here.