Elysa Sage has reached her twenty-first year alone.
With no family or men in her life, she lives with her best friend Margot in a small flat in Manhattan. When Elysa finally catches the eye of her co-worker Jaden, she's over the moon and can't believe her luck when Margot surprises her with two cruise tickets across the Atlantic Ocean; the adventure of a lifetime.
But the Gods have other plans for her.
In a storm, Elysa is pulled into another world. An ancient world where the struggle of power between the Queen Dowager and the newly crowned King has become heated.
Levon Valerian has ascended the throne after his King Father was murdered with poison, assuming the role of ruler over the Ptlogemmis Empire. Aware of the counsel's persistence in his choosing of a wife, he must tread carefully and make wise choices if he does not want his Empire to fall into wrong hands.
As his suspicions towards his stepmother grow, he is faced with a new problem; the appearance of a woman in strange clothing found in the River of Thales.
As war lurks upon the edges of the Empire and inner struggles for ultimate power grow. Levon and Elysa must both try to survive the deception and manipulations at court and in the seraglio, and find their way through the maze of deceit. The only question is: will they be able to let go when they reach the other side?