With an empty throne at stake, a missing heir and a war on the horzion; drastic measures must be taken--even if you die doing it.
Lord Akoto knows that with the death of his former lover, the queen of Winter’s Heart, a war is coming to Reandì between them and the demonic Lord Shadow. Secrets of long ago plague him, including the confession of a “lost” pregnancy, and love doesn't seem so innocent as portrayed anymore. Caught between Darkness and Light, Akoto is among both enemies and allies and he must use tact if he’s to survive.
Only war will decide who lives and who dies in the end.