No one is innocent. No one. As a child, Kami survived the brutality of a sea port brothel through courage and resourcefulness. When she meets Avestine, the legendary warrior now an outlaw, Kami finds herself in a complicated world of spiritual forces and imperial intrigue. As Avestine’s past traps the two women in the middle of a war, Avestine must conquer not only her brother but her own insatiable ambition, while Kami finds the price of power is life as a slave.