Eaglecrest has fallen, the royal family is missing, and Bacovia is in turmoil.
Fleeing before Rhys' attack on the capital, King Eryk and Queen Aislynn are now in hiding. Separated from their children, and plotting to retake their kingdom, the exiled royals are forced to search for allies in unlikely places. Can they gain the support they need to bring Rhys to his knees?
For Rhys, having the kingdom without the royal family is meaningless. His goal to destroy the pact that has ruined his life hinges on the lives - and deaths - of the Bacovian royals. He has his spies searching for the missing king and princes, but as his ties to his allies start to crumble, Rhys doesn't have time to waste.