As the kingdom is ravaged by sickness and unrest, the time that living human sacrifices offered to propitiate God became a common matter.
A charming widow, Rieta Tristi, found herself at the hands of a ruthless lord and his last ambition was to bury her alive with his body. Her husband died of the plague, her little child was kidnapped by slave dealers, and now her own life is in jeopardy.
Until one day, an unexpected visit from an Archduke of the empire changed everything …
They said the Archduke had quite a taste for women.
“Everyone here seems to feel sorry for her, and I had something to get from Casarius. If I took her instead of the debt, everyone would be happy.”
“Will you accept my offer?”