Lord Jester Lark is desperate to escape Cathret before the forces arrayed against him find and claim him. He's surrounded by danger, but the worst of it comes from within himself and those who are trying to save him.
The Duchess Gzem Kelleisen searches for her missing son while delivering messages across battlelines. Her work becomes even more dangerous when she attracts the attention of a man who once knew her, who loves her.
When Lark and Gzem's paths cross, it will change the course of their futures forever.