That changes all too soon when for reasons unknown, she's kidnapped by lackeys of the Nasilene-feudal lords made mighty by their war-magic and their countless servants and slaves-so powerful that their only real rivals are each other.
Fortunately, she's freed from her captors, but when she wakes up, she's unsure if her situation has gotten better or worse. She's injured, and there's a mysterious young man tending to her wounds.
She learns the young man is named Wilkarian, but that doesn't solve the mysteries surrounding him, including how or why he rescued her from her captors. While he seems to be an ally, she needs to be careful.
Rachel has only her own intelligence, the skills of her trade, and her courage to help her survive.