After returning to Ashborne, Amber's worst nightmare is made a reality. Her emotionally abusive and twisted father, the King of Ashborne, has discovered the secret she prayed he would never find. The soldier-princess had found a love with Emoren that she never knew existed. And now, that love was being used against her to force her into a marriage that was nothing more than a concubine's slavery. As the war between her father's abuse and Emoren's love rages inside her, the future queen's heart dances somewhere between unyielding love and dark insanity. With Emoren's life hanging in the balance, the star-crossed pair is thrust into an impossible situation where they're forced to find out just how much the other will endure for the love they can no longer be without.