Bronwyn Darrow is desperate to rescue his daughter Isla from Blackvale Castle. For five years, he’s travelled Ath-o’Lea searching for her, but the formidable castle remains elusive. He’s surrendered his coveted sergeant’s position at Aruam Castle, but he’s willing to sacrifice everything—even his honour—to bring Isla home. If he fails, his little girl will face a lifetime of slavery.
No one sees the threat to Aruam Castle. They are busy following protocol. Corporal Bronwyn Darrow can’t see it but he feels something is wrong. Confused by the actions of others and ordered to focus on his duties, he puts aside his suspicions. The lords of the castle force him to take charge of an orphan, and his world becomes entangled with a mysterious woman who captures more than his attention.