With her death looming on the horizon, Elaerya promised herself she wouldn't be distracted by anything ... or anyone.
Beautiful and stubborn Princess Elaerya Cecily Rochelle is called the Heart of Archirind because it is so hard to win over her heart, or for her to win someone else’s. But King Arden of Berirind wants to marry Elaerya--to give him an advantage in the war between Berirind and Archirind.
After almost being kidnapped, she is forced into hiding by her father with the protection of Tryan, her brother’s squire. Trying to prove herself to her father, strong-willed Elaerya sneaks off in the middle of the night … and ends up getting into some life-changing trouble. Now, Elaerya and Tryan are racing time to get to the only thing that will save her life.
Along the journey, Elaerya finds a home with Tryan’s family, a best friend in Tryan’s sister, and love in the boy who vowed to protect her with his life. Arden will stop at nothing to get his hands on Elaerya, even if it means capturing her beloved brother and poisoning the only man she has ever loved with the same poison that is killing her.
With only one antidote, she may only be able to save one of their fighting hearts.