Marcán’s prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect; his skill as a lover, many female followers, but it is Astrid alone who holds his heart. She holds nothing but contempt for him as her overbearing brother’s second-in-command.
Astrid believes her brother, the king, has not married her off because no one wants her. She can wait no longer and the handsome son of a neighboring clan will do just fine – until he reveals his black heart. With promises made and agreements discussed, how will she escape his clutches?