Anaxantis, prince of Ximerion.
Not certain who he can trust, Anaxantis keeps recruiting and training troops, with dogged tenacity, to face the barbarian invasion.
Who is the spy, leaking information to his father, the high king? What to do about the new arrival who tries to free his brother? Was the barbarian prince really captured or does he have a hidden agenda?
Amid all the preparations for war, Lorcko of Iramid is looking for love. True love, this time. However, his reputation is working against him.
Anaxantis has his own troubles in the love department.
Soon he will be forced to make some hard decisions. Is he up to it, or will he finally buckle down under the strain?