Two thousand years ago, fleeing their Slissac masters, the Taymalin stole a new land from its indigenous people.
A descendant of those invaders, ten year old Lady Elona of Corlain finds herself bound by a prophecy that says she will defeat an invading army. But that’s impossible: she’s just a girl.
Her betrothal to the Prince solves the paradox for the nation’s leaders—she can produce the heir to fight the prophesied war—at the cost of political enemies for Elona.
But six years later, as Elona’s behaviour becomes erratic, her carefully planned future shatters.