After being banished from her mother’s kingdom by her stepfather ten years ago, Lilavati isn’t the naive, helpless princess she’d once been. Life on the run has hardened her. It’s also given her time to formulate a plan to take back the kingdom and befreind a ruthless spell-caster, Kirin, who can make that plan a reality. If she can keep the sorcerer focused on the goal and not the ill-advised attraction between them, that is.
Kirin agreed to work with Lilavati because he enjoys being near the aloof princess. He’s drawn to her confidence and determination. But when she starts using that determination to keep him at a distance, he’s not nearly so fond of the attribute. He’ll have to figure out a way to make the princess surrender her heart. It’s not going to be easy with his reputation. But if he can save her kingdom, he might have a shot.