Eilonwyn's father is betrayed by his most trusted friends. When he dies she must venture into the unknown to find her long lost twin brother.
This book is the prequel to Silver and the rest of the series which I am tentatively naming the Elemental Series. This book explains events that take place in order for Silver to happen.
The world in which we know was started by 8 gods. The Sacred Eight as the faithful call them. This story takes place in an age when magic and mysticism are just beginning to fade from the world. Tensions run high between the humans and their nearly human neighbors.
The tale starts with assassination of the devoted king of Eastern Vallis. When he dies by the hand of his own royal advisor his daughter, the forsaken princess, must journey to find her long lost brother and to save her kingdom from destruction. Along the way she is being courted still by her life long friend, Alrick, and a handsome young knight, Vorthus.
They travel hundred of miles to the Kingdom of Vicino where the Blood King has just passed as well and his young son has taken the throne. He too falls in love with the princess but has much more to gain by her alliance than simply her love.