Adriella always wanted children. Now, she finally has her wish. Overcome with joy, she cannot wait to tell her husband about her pregnancy…until she hears a new prophecy proclaiming that a child will soon be born—one who will destroy the High King. When a royal decree demands the death of all young children, along with any born over the next two years, Adriella's life comes unraveled. Instead of the excitement of a new baby, she feels nothing but trepidation at telling her soldier husband. She decides to flee before he can turn her in. With the High King and his men searching for anyone who defies his edict, she knows there isn't much of a chance she'll survive. But in a country full of newly grieving parents, on streets red with the blood of innocents, Adriella will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the law. If she doesn't, she'll lose the one thing even more precious to her than her own life—her child.