Evonne settles into her new life as Matriarch of Lux manor. Although she is married to the legendary commander Kalerant Torneau, and their love and passion continue to grow, all is not bliss. The manor and warrior training facility are still plagued with robberies, and the news of a possible traitor in their ranks causes mistrust among the warriors. All too soon, Evonne comes face to face with the struggles of being a powerful Matriarch. She is challenged by another Matriarch in this galaxy's version of a duel to the death. When Evonne is captured, it's a race against time to find her and the traitor among them.