In Egalion's Imperial court, there is splendor and luxury, but it's also a realm of treachery. Cloak-and-dagger political maneuvering threatens to destroy the peace of 2,000 years. Battlemage Jex Xander has a mouth that gets him into trouble; while in contrast, Enari Namelum speaks not at all. Amidst the mounting chaos, passion and romance should be the last thing on their minds, but life and the Goddess seem to have other ideas.
No one said he had to be nice to the woman who had singlehandedly destroyed his hopes of ever securing the dukedom from his much older and far too boring cousin, John Pettygrove, Duke of Snowley. But Barrington Chapple, Marquess of Ryde, has never accepted defeat, whether it is on the battlefield, at the card table, or in the bedroom. Will he find a way to win the prize he seeks...and maybe the one he comes to crave?
"It is very shallow and superficial."