Now a slave, Piro finds herself in the Merofynian Palace where, if her real identity is discovered, she will be executed. Meanwhile, Fyn is desperate to help his brother, Bryen, who is now the uncrowned King. Bryen never sought power but now he finds himself at the centre of a dangerous resistance movement as the people of Rolencia flee vicious invaders. How can Byren defeat the invaders, when half his warriors are women and children, and the other half are untrained boys and old men?
The romantic in me squealed in happiness. There's lots of sexual tension in this book, and each character seems to have someone they're attracted to (whether or not they admit to this attraction, however, is another story). I think Byren's attraction is purely lust, whereas, I feel bad for Fyn. The "intended" pairing I found most exciting was Piro's. I'm still not entirely sure why, I think it's because I was more mentally prepared for it, thanks to book two.