In the refuge city-state of Manzazu, Kammani has built a thriving healing practice and a life she's proud of with her siblings, the maidens, and her love, Dagan. But when an assassin murders a healer he believes is Kammani and attempts to kill Arwia, the displaced queen of Alu, they realize they're not safe in their safe little haven anymore. Uruku, the usurper to Alu's throne, has found out they escaped the tomb and must kill them to protect his newly acquired power. Burning for retribution, the ruler of Manzazu wants to unleash her fiercest weapons on Alu--her warmaidens. But when Kammani's best friend, Iltani, is captured, Kammani must use her intuition and her heart to restore Arwia to the throne before the life she's built--and a future with Dagan--burn up in the flames of war.