No one crosses the Onyx Queen and survives.
Lance is a Knight of the Onyx Order and one of the Queen's favorites. When a change seeds into his soul, he discovers his heart belongs to a shieldmaiden of the Pearl, a female warrior whose eyes blaze like the sun. When the Onyx Queen discovers his treachery, she'll give them both a chance to survive in a series of trials, if only for her own amusement.
But this is no game. The Pearl have a trick up their sleeve. The Onyx Order could unravel completely and Lance must choose where his loyalties truly lie.
Misguided Knight of the Onyx Order is the first novelette in the "Ancient Realms" collection.