The youngest child of the Sovereign of Wernashi, Tal dreams of escaping the politics of royal life to become a soldier in the war against the Snarodag. Tal’s family has other plans. With a Kalutharan mother, Tal will never sit on the throne or wield any real power, but that doesn’t allow for any freedom from the expectations of the royal family, or from the ever-watchful eye of Zevalec, Tal’s half-sister and heir to the throne.
Tal constantly fights to outmaneuver Zevalec, whose strength and cruelty are legendary, and Zevalec’s zealot brother, Jolamet. One false move and the two of them could destroy everything and everyone Tal loves, including Tal’s best friend Segrex and mentor, Fexon.