A story that is rich with historical intricacies, full of humbling tender romance, and clever riddles. I was wrapped up in this story from the first few pages. I did not know how much this book would tug at my heart strings not knowing that it was to have a tragic ending. That tragic ending though was the best way to end the story and yes it made me bawl. The story is a fantasy romance that hinges on our main characters undying love for a man who owns her as a slave. He has no true idea of who she is or how she came to be his slave. Only that she on this heart wrenching journey with him to help him save his kingdom. The only thing i can tell you is go into knowing it has a tragic ending and i think you will come out of it at the other end all right. It a great stand alone novel.