When prince Adrianus accepts a quest to find the Jewel of Darkness to break a curse on king Thanos's daughter, he takes along Fedor, a young man recently rescued from Thanos's stables.
Fedor has experienced much hardship in a short space of time. A slave in the stables of king Thanos, he's ill-treated by a sadistic captain of the guard until rescued by a royal visitor from another kingdom.
From a mix of gratitude and attraction he insists on joining Adrianus, despite the dangers involved. When he's captured as a sacrifice, he hopes his prince will come to his rescue once again.
When Adrianus finds Fedor, they realize their love, but this is only the start of their quest. Danger dogs their every step. But their deadliest danger is much closer to home than they know.