Allanna Alill eludes the Rawyn assassins and returns to Krinics. Upon her return she must assume the throne as empress. She must win the hearts of the Krinicsian people while adapting to life on Krinics.
Yet, Menga and his forces have been watching and waiting for their chance to strike at Allanna. Now she must find a way to cement her role as empress and foil Menga's plans for her of becoming his new Sema.
Allanna must rely on her wits and ingenuity to ascend to the role destiny has fated for her.
"I am trying to say that in the absence of Pe'Anitia and Snique that there is no leader of the Krinicsian people. By law, it falls to the next living member of the royal family," Vulgus says.
A spark of understanding appears in Tobias's eyes. "You mean Allanna is the next living member of the royal family, which means she is..."
"The next empress," Vulgus completes Tobias's sentence.