Nyx is a bodyguard in Mustallah, the capital city of Nasheen.
The centuries-long holy war between Nasheen and Chenja is taking
its toll, with shortages and rationing causing the Queen to lose
power and popularity. While protecting the daughter of a Ras Tiegan
Diplomat, Nyx is attacked by a group of assassins. Nyx survives,
but begins to suffer from a strange, debilitating condition that
nobody can identify. Caught up in a whirl-wind of intrigue
involving Bel Dam Assassins plotting against the Queen, Nyx must
learn who the rouge Bel Dam is, and find a cure for her illness,
while avoiding the wrath of the queen she is trying to protect. The
danger that swirls around her may have finally become to much, and
Nyx's colleagues and friends began to die. Will Nyx be next?