The War has begun. Prince Corin and Prince Laen, united against the light fae, are battling their way to the capital, Aos Sï, where Corin will claim the Kingdom for his own. The land is pleading for a new leader, someone to save it, and the people, from its treatment at the hands of King Auberren but has Corin waited too long... has he time enough to do what he must as the land screams for him in his mind, pushing his sanity to the limits of what he can bear? Laen is his ever present defender, brother, best friend and the man he will have no choice but to betray if he finally succeeds. In winning the war, what, exactly will Corin lose? The war leaves no one untouched and Claudette is torn as she fears for the lives of three men in her life. She is following Corin to the Capital, terrified that she may lose him, and waiting desperately for news from Bram, her personal spy; a disgraced nobleman turned highwayman. He has gone to find her brother in the human world but trouble follows Bram like the tail on a cat, and this time, instead of running from his problems... he's going to have to take them home with him.