Altered both mentally and physically, Asia Montgomery finally has a lead to unlock the mystery of her past. Gunnolf, her former mentor, has reached out to her, some say from the grave. Desperate to learn real nuggets of her personal history before the Liege changed her, she embarks on a journey that takes her into the bowels of Lancaster Castle, which belongs to one of the Liege Lords.
Hawke has been an altered prisoner of Lord Boris Lancaster so long his wolf has all but given up hope of ever being free. When Asia steps into the lab looking like Tate, his wolf springs to the surface to investigate. Confused and happy he makes a plea for assistance for the first time in decades.
With an eight million dollar bounty on her head, Asia is hesitant to trust anyone in the castle, no matter what her wolf wants. The Liege has spent millions of dollars Hawke and Asia and will stop at nothing to regain their property. Can Asia trust long enough to assist another victim of the Liege? Will Hawke accept Asia for the person she is at her core? Time and again, Asia and Hawke must bend for each other or break the bond holding them together in Sword of Inquest as they rush to fulfill La Patron's command.