Rafen’s life changes the night Sherwin tells him what his phoenix feather means. Now he knows it ties him more directly to the demonic Lashki Mirah. Feeling crushed by his immense tasks, Rafen finds joy in only one thing–but will his desire for Etana destroy both him and the princess?
As Rafen becomes more desperate to wrest Siana from the Lashki Mirah, he wonders what would happen if the Sianians joined forces with the pirate king Sirius. By the time Rafen realizes his mistake, it is too late.
There might be one way of overthrowing the Lashki and Sirius–but it may demand everything Rafen has – even his soul. He will have to prove that he is the true servant of the king.