After an attempt upon his father’s life, Prince Dedrick Langston of the kingdom of Emberton, travels north to Mastonia in search of the attempted assassin. As he journeys to the frozen land, his quest takes an unexpected stop when he comes to the aid of a beautiful woman. Little did he know this woman would change the course of his life’s journey forever. Elara Moretti has been sent to the wilderness of her homeland, Mastonian, in order to pass the month long right of passage known as the Quickening. As she nears the end of her trial, she is set upon by wolves and receives aid from a stranger from a far-off land. But the wolves are not the only predator lurking in the Mastonian wilderness. Two legged beasts can be just as dangerous as those with fangs.