After the unexpected death of his brother, Prince Wilhelm Hart finds himself seeking solace in the arms of a mysterious stranger. Suspicions abound and after an attempt on Wilhelm’s life, no one is going to balk at the sole remaining heir to the throne having constant protection. This stranger, though, is far more than he seems. He might not just be the solace Wilhelm so desperately needs… he might well be the catalyst to uncovering a sordid plot that threatens to undermine all of Talla Gael. Jealousy, fear, and fanaticism have each set their deadly claws into all that Wilhelm holds dear.