Back in the Erdemen royal palace, Kemen begins training Elathlo, the young Tarvil heir. His own life and love are finally peaceful. Elathlo, however, is terrified of Kemen and his future on the tundra, making him the perfect target to pressure in a plot against Hakan. Because of a boy's fear and a traitor's anger, Kemen may lose everything he loves.
Elathlo must face his fears and defy the traditions of his people if he hopes to be the leader his people need.