In the second book of the King's Assassin trilogy, an exciting fantasy adventure sweeps you back to the kingdom of Bacovia, a country at war. King Eryk has managed to survive long enough to be crowned after his father's assassination, but his first months as king have not been easy. The council is pressing the young king to marry, but Aislynn, the woman he loves, continues to avoid his proposal. Aislynn, Eryk's bodyguard and chief adviser, cannot reconcile her role as the king's protector with the possibility of becoming the queen and a mother. When the enemy proposes an alliance by marriage, Eryk reluctantly accepts. But Vivien, Queen of Madelia, has plans for both kingdoms. Can Eryk and Aislynn find happiness? Can a new future arise from the ashes of the war torn kingdom?