She's lived in two worlds. Both hold people she loves. The choice between them was easier than she'd hoped. Now that they're back in The Refuge, Narissa is faced with honoring the promise to keep her marriage to Daman a secret. As much as she hates the idea, it's important to Daman. But even though she understands why it means so much to him, she has doubts. Could Daman have another reason for keeping their relationship quiet? While Daman starts to build the life he wants, Narissa finds her own life spinning out of her control. The council gives her unexpected assignments. Friendships take turns she doesn't see coming. And Narissa can't help thinking she made a mistake in returning to The Refuge.