Celeste finally admits her growing feelings for Oryan, but they have only a few fleeing hours before he is sent off to be the champion in a conflict he wants no part of.
The Empire of Navarus is at war with the Kingdom of Vollmar. The world’s greatest Centauri is now the newest soldier in the Empire’s army.
With the continuing promise of his father’s freedom, Oryan strives to be the perfect soldier. His accomplishments on the battlefield catapult him into a celebrity status passing even that of his days as a Centauri. Fame and success bring with them bitter enemies and, unlike the sports world, these adversaries threaten more than his championship.
Celeste is left to fend for herself while Oryan is at war. She tries to lead a quiet life, but the high cost of keeping Oryan's secrets makes danger inescapable.
Join Oryan as the Emperor of Navarus and his general try to lay claim on him, and a shadowy group known as the Archides do the same.