Luke has been Prince of Winchester since his half-brother's violent death. He has never had such power before. His first, difficult task is to insure Winchester's reign over its two nearest cities. Romsey and Petersfield.
As allegiances shift within Winchester. Luke's power is questioned, and the situation is made even more precarious by the arrival of Blodwen. Luke's fiancee. She will have even more impact on his life than he knows. Can he maintain control as the city crumbles around him?
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