Secret love and forbidden liaisons mix with the deadly implications of the enemy's plans in this sensual story of danger, passion, and intrigue with the exotic allure of 1001 Arabian Nights. Elishiba, the daughter of the leader of Aleem, seeks to secure the land of her beloved people through a quest that harnesses her powerful inner strengths for the good of all. Betrothed to the ineffectual son of the evil Empress of Karseedia, her planned marriage is to be a symbolic pact sealed between Aleem and neighboring Karseedia.
But nothing is as it seems. Elishiba find herself enmeshed in a growing web of political intrigue as magic and romance weave their own vibrant and inexorable threads. Elishiba's love for a man considered an enemy may enable her to recognize her own inner powers... or contribute to the jeopardy she faces.