A King forced to banish his wife. A peasant girl striving to live a peaceful life in the chaos that is Susa. One chance for these two unlikely souls to be united. As a young, Jewish orphan Hadassah was graciously taken under the wing of her cousin, who ultimately raised her. Her whole life she has known nothing of royal life or the splendor of Persia. When she is captured and taken to the palace, with hundreds of other young ladies, everything she knows is about to change drastically.