Arienrhod, beautiful and ancient, ruled Tiamaf, whose twin suns circled the Stargate linking her world with the Empire.  Now the Stargate is closing, heralding the end of Winter rule. But Arienrhod, faced with ritual sacrifice, has cloned an heir – her key to immortality and perpetual dominion. The Snow Queen will defy the laws of the galaxy for the fountain of youth kept flowing by genocide and the power of love.