Aarvan and Rejeena find themselves awash in a maelstrom of deceit and vengeful malice as they seek to negotiate peace among the varied groups upon Kriiscon—despite hundreds of years of war and hatred, filled with loathsome acts of cruelty. Their success or failure will decide the ultimate destiny of the island.
Treachery and betrayal abound, turning negotiations toxic. Innocents will be yanked into the melee—by chance or divine design?
Aarvan must convey peaceful intent to Pyyke, leader of the Caana, an old man slowly dying with little to lose. Pyyke abhors everyone, and he will confront the great queen’s man with the most brutal, barbaric challenge of his life. Can Aarvan rise above the ghastly torment, debate with this horrid man to fulfill his function and survive?
Rejeena, in her turn, slams head-first into reality. Her heart-niece commits a crime of passion directly in opposition to Rejeena’s new laws. Forced by dire circumstances, the new great queen must make a decision no human being should ever have to make.
Will Rejeena and Aarvan, each facing personal devastation, pull together and create unity? Or will they be torn apart by merciless fate and the hatred of others?