The world is on fire and war is coming.
Astrid Barberi has escaped Noritia and has been given refuge with her allies in Perygand. Though finally reunited with her loved ones, no one is safe yet. Her husband, Julian de Batonia, is relentless and will stop at nothing to bring Astrid back to restore his honour and please his father. But she refuses to come quietly this time. The war looming over Arcias has finally come, and neither side is willing to accept defeat.
Armies have been recruited, battle lines have been drawn, but this war is about more than just a country's independence or a restoration of old lords. For Astrid and Julian, it has always been personal. A battle of wills, of honour versus vengeance. She is willing to sacrifice everything to be rid of him, and he would let the world burn to have her.
I am the phoenix's daughter, and a phoenix is not afraid of an eagle.