In the span of one week's time, she'd been wounded by the Pirate Malizore, rescued by the crew of the spaceship Nadir, married to an alien prince, kidnapped, and told her beloved grandfather, Hollin, was not simply a kind old man after all but actually an intergalactic hero of legendary proportions.
After refusing to associate with her Delsheni father, she places her faith and her future in Rheigan Prince Coltame-but was that the right decision? Her family certainly doesn't think so. Worse, she discovers that Malizore is the least of her worries. Her grandfather's ancient enemies, the dreaded Trogoul, have entered the system and are headed straight for her world.
The gods of the mystical garden know Kricket is out of time. She may be Hollin's heir, but she has yet to prove she is worthy of that title. She has a lot to learn and, with the Trogoul threatening to destroy both the Nadir and her planet, there's no time to lose.
Placing her faith in Coltame and the emperor's ancient adviser, Goman, Kricket has to race to decipher her grandfather's hidden past, look deep within herself, and prove herself worthy of his legacy.