All Ellard had to do was take the jewel from the navel of the naked woman on whom it rested. It should have been simple.
Kyra L'orrac was committed to her assignment - stay on Earth and keep the gem from the magician who sought it.
Ellard Jaron must retrieve the sapphire, as well as its two sister stones, and return it to Dolnair. But when Kyra turns out to be a guard - and an apparent traitor - his plans quickly change.
Caught up in a complex political plot, Kyra and Ellard are equally entangled by the passion growing between them. But for Ellard, that's a problem - because as the incoming vizier, he is prohibited from being involved with any woman.
What will he sacrifice for duty? And what will they each sacrifice for the love of a lifetime?