A young slave running from trouble learns she is a talented witch. After a long journey during which she gains a wizard, a half-breed unicorn, and a wolf who isn't really a wolf as traveling companions, she finds herself placed in the King's Royal Guard and on a mission to rescue the heir to the crown. More
A young slave girl kills a man in self-defense but realizes she'll be punished if not killed, no matter why it happened. She runs away before her crime is discovered and after evading slave-hunters and hounds ends up in a small mountain town in the care of Johann, a man who used to be a wizard in the king's corps.
When Pinks past catches up to her she and Johann depart for Ronan where he hopes his connections can keep her safe. Along the journey she picks up traveling companions in the form of a half-breed unicorn and a wolf who has been alive over two-hundred years and didn't start life as a wolf.
In Ronan, Pink and her companions attract the attention of the Captain of the King's Guard and she finds herself signed on as the newest guard and sent to Telgar on a mission to rescue the heir to the crown.