As a physically and emotionally abused child, 18 year old
Marriah has no idea what she will find when she escapes the village where she
and her father are enslaved. She will encounter dragons and a group of people
with magical talents after her father sacrifices himself when their master
tries to make her his wife. Following her father’s wishes she seeks the Lords
of Dracona. With their evil master hunting her down she runs guided by a
mysterious voice. Unable to speak, even if she finds the men she seeks, how
will she communicate with them or even trust them? She fears she will never be
loved nor be able to love anyone in return even more than she fears being
returned to the man who is pursuing her.
Even after meeting the handsome King Archelaus of Burton
who treats her as his equal, she is still too wary to trust any man. While her
physical wounds heal she learns to read and write. The world of Asculum will
never be the same when Marriah uncovers a secret about her heritage that her father
was willing to take to his grave.