And time is running out. The Archbishop has collected every resource he needs to execute his plot, the invaders from the north are raiding deeper into the country, and the king's recent health has become a concern.
The truth of the princess becomes even clearer when Kendrick, Oscar's son, meets the princess. Can Althea's and Kendrick's relationship endure the challenges that threaten them? Will the princess survive long enough to become queen?
And what of Oscar, trusted knight of the king?
Will the truth, finally and completely, end his own life as well as the life of his only son?