Over a year has passed since the tyrant Merek usurped the throne of Gerdia. Surrounded by fearful nobles, his control of the country appears complete. Yet the rebel lord worries.
The rightful heir to the throne is missing.
In neighboring Orrenda, eighteen-year-old Marisa is out with her brother on a fishing trip when she becomes lost in the woods. There she crosses paths with Finn, a grim-faced stranger who’d like nothing more than to be left alone.
Impelled by a sense of justice, Finn guides Marisa back to the stream, only to surprise her by asking that she keep his presence a secret. Marisa agrees, but her curiosity is aroused.
Who is this stranger? What is his secret? And can she discover what it is?
Little does she know that her entanglement with Finn might be her undoing.