With an outrageous bounty on his head, Kiir has spent the last several years running from the world, travelling from city to city with nothing but his will to stay alive. In the city of Il'eo, the men on his tail finally hunt him down, and it seems like his running has finally coming to an end when a mysterious man saves him at the last second. The only heir to the Ko'e family, next in line for the throne, Prince Jalin is more interested in sneaking out on market days than paying attention to his father's lessons. He puts his people's happiness above anything, even his own safety- so when he collects an interesting stray off the street, he promises to protect him no matter what the odds. A reluctant prince with a bleeding heart, and a blade dancer with a haunted past- when they meet in one of the desert's richest cities, they find their lives colliding in unexpected ways.