On the trail of slave traders, Rani, the Princess of Pushkar, and her friends battle sleazy 10th century underworld thugs, ruthless bandits, and a particularly repulsive villain who uses black magic for his nefarious purposes.
Not only that, but two armies are marching towards Pushkar from different directions, and Rani must warn her brother.
They must prepare to fight.
But her brother, it seems, has vanished, and her men are weak.
She must call on old alliances. But there are traitors lurking amongst those who should call her friend, and now she has a terrible decision to make-to marry a barbarian, sacrificing her own heart, or allow her kingdom to fall and her brother to die.