Alaina Ilen reaches for her destiny.
And flees her master’s rose perfume and court gardens for the tents of a Twilket prince of the sands. The wazir sends an army against Faisal’s tents, and a traitor lurks in the Oasis of Oaths.
For the wazir’s reach is long. A slave who runs must be caught.
While her sister sails for Britannia to free them from a death sentence, Alaina searches for the strength to put down her scribe’s quill and her healer’s bag and take up the staff of war. She holds disastrous keys of choice in her forbidden love, her martial skill, and the wisdom of one greater than her heart.
But the greatest traitor may be her heart.