Book II of The Demon Child. On the brink of death, R’shiel is taken to the Harshini haven of Sanctuary where crucuial decisions are being made. Can the Demon Child’s life be saved? On Medalon’s northern borders, Tarja Tenragen and the Defenders are helpless as Karien threatens war. An alliance with the Hythrun could be Medalon’s only hope but should Tarja trust Damin Wolfblade, warlord and heir to the throne of Hythria? King Hablet of Fardohnya will ally with whoever seems to offer the most reward. His eldest daughter, Princess Adrina could prove to be his greatest asset, however, she is wayward and rebellious, and has her own plans – which do not include obedience to her father or her new husband.