Chalchiutl (meaning jade) is the only child of the leading chief of Tenochtitlán of his first and last primary wife. She's always followed what her father says, but now that she's coming to age for being betrothed to another, she tries to persuede her father to choose the dashing young Chimalli over an older and wiser man. But coming of age doesn't only mean that she can be betrothed... It also means she can be sacrificed to one of the great gods. What will she do to stay with the on she loves? What will she do to make sure that love stays away from other women? Follow her on this romantic, historical fiction story of semi-barbaric love, anger, and ignorance as thier lives take a turn for the worst.