Taminisha, Regent of Aikanshin is broken and dying from Nyket’s savage attack, but she must survive to fulfil her destiny and save Dykarin from the Era of Darkness. Death and grief stalk her. Love and peace are transient gifts in the midst of Nyket’s tyranny. Stripped of all that matters, Nyket crushes Taminisha’s will to live when he cruelly uses her body to breed an heir. She welcomes death, but the mystery child’s plea sparks her will for survival.