The prophecy has awoken and Maea’s final task has begun. War is brewing between Danhad and Neaux. The new queen of Neaux, Arlene, sits uneasy on her throne, and she will not rest until she has vengeance against Danhad. Maea is trapped by duty both to Arlene and to her homeland. She fought to prevent the war, but now it seems inevitable. As tensions mount, all eyes turn to the south and the tribes of the Biski to turn the tides in the war. Maea too feels drawn to the south. The Oracle holds the key to learning more about her powers; it is her last hope to save Johai. Danhad and Neaux are not the only one with their sights set on the Biski. Johai, newly possessed, is gathering power and he too wants a Biski alliance. Visions of Johai haunt Maea’s dreams and she feels his presence both waking and sleeping. Destiny is calling them. They are drawn together by an invisible bond, and though Johai is no longer the man she once knew, she cannot deny the lethal attraction she feels for him. The only way to save Johai is to out maneuver the specter that controls him. Maea will play the deadliest game yet. If she wins, she will save not only Johai but all the kingdoms. The only question remains: is she prepared to pay the ultimate price for love?