The unfortunate deaths of her mother and cousin had Elainne being sent to her aunt and uncle’s kingdom to be trained up as the future heir to the throne. Before she can cement her place as crown princess of the realm the daughter of the ocean, a mermaid princess, comes along intent to steal the throne from her. Now she must rely on her Elvin aunt, a lady in waiting and two of her guards to help her save the kingdom from a threat that no one else seems to even realize walks among them.
She will rely on them all, but mostly Viktor one of her new guards. They have a bond no one can describe or break and they will all lay their lives on the line to save the kingdom from falling into a seemingly willing slavery. Even if it means Elainne must return to the one place she vowed never to enter again after her mother’s murder, her Elvin home.
To make matters worse the only thing her father will accept for his help is a lost Elvin artifact said to be guarded by a great dragon, one that has held it for centuries and refuses to give it up. An artifact powerful and impossible to get, or so the stories say. No one knows for sure what it does for no one has ever returned from their search for it and many Elves have tried.
As Elainne and Viktor take on this quest their bond is tested, tried and forged anew. Can they keep their bond or will something so new and fragile break under the stress of the quest? Can they find the artifact and come back alive or is a sacrifice what is needed to get it back? What are they willing to do to save a kingdom that doesn’t want to be saved?