Scared of being sold to another land, Princess Meg is relieved when exiled to a rundown family estate. But she is far from the world she longs for and the people she loves.
Trapped and surrounded by soldiers, Meg fears the soothsayer's prophesy. She believes the old woman mistaken when told she would become queen and that the men she spoke of will never reach her. Yet Meg continues to dream of death and darkness and fears the motives of the Silent Sisters and what that might mean for her kingdom.
Struggling with her captivity, Meg seeks solace with the gods. How much could the gods give and what could they take away? The chance to return to Rocfeld comes at a high price.