From global phenomenon C.S. Pacat comes the compelling first adventure in her critically acclaimed trilogy. From global phenomenon C.S. Pacat comes the compelling first adventure in her critically acclaimed trilogy. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos, but when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative and deadly, his new master Prince Laurent epitomises the worst of the decadent court at Vere. But in the lethal web of Veretian politics, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen is caught up in a dangerous play for the throne, he is forced to form an alliance with Laurent to survive and save his country. For Damen, there is just one rule- he must never reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else.