I sneak. I spy. I use pretty much any method to gather information. I avoid fights—not like freelance warriors—women, unlike me, bulging with muscles. And I avoid falling in love—most especially not with a prince, the grandson of the queen.
War and famine never touched the young princess—until the avaricious, tyranical regent of the neighboring queendom murders the princess's parents. Now queen of a besieged realm, she must rise to the challenge of protecting it or else see it fall into ruin.
A visit from Earth to the exotic planet Mimion lasts far longer than Terrence ever dreamed it would. Can he accept this new world as his home? And can he learn to accept the alien culture enough to build a new life for himself?
A tug of war between past and future, between adhering to tradition or moving forward with progress. Can the people of Mimion incorporate technology into their culture without ruining the wilderness of their world? And who is willing to kill to stop them?