Ananna of the Tanarau abandons ship when her parents try to
marry her off to an allying pirate clan: she wants to captain her
own boat, not serve as second-in-command to her handsome yet
clueless fiance. But her escape has dire consequences when she
learns the scorned clan has sent an assassin after her.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
And when the assassin, Naji, finally catches up with her, things
get even worse. Ananna inadvertently triggers a nasty curse - with
a life-altering result. Now Ananna and Naji are forced to become
uneasy allies as they work together to break the curse and return
their lives back to normal. Or at least as normal as the lives of a
pirate and an assassin can be.