The heir to the Aramian Throne is gone. Their rival, King Gareth of Vespera denies involvement, leading to his demise. His brother, Lord Declan, the newly crowned King of Vespera, wages war in retaliation for the death of many noblemen and his predecessor, leaving him to raise his only son Finley, and his nephew Elimear. When his son is killed in a battle he should never have been in, Aliénor, a daughter of a retired Captain, is forced to make an impossible decision when Lord Declan conscripts her into his services. After accidentally uncovering the truth about the war, Aliénor and Eli must set things right between the warring countries. But can they repair the rift?