Ancient Sumeria, 1750 BC
When Crown Prince Samsu of Babylon, a man notorious for his ruthlessness and cruelty, conquers the city of Nippur and installs himself as its ruler, his search for a concubine leads him straight to Eliana's beloved sister. Kisha is taken away, and Eliana is devastated, thinking she'll never see her again.
A secret message delivered in the dead of night changes everything, and Eliana risks her life to sneak into Samsu's dreaded Red Palace and see her sister. Samsu, intrigued by her courage, takes her into slavery; he is determined to break her spirit and teach her a woman's place. But Eliana will not break easily, and Samsu underestimates how far she will go to protect her loved ones.
In a brutal environment where women are expendable and the Prince's power is absolute, Eliana must negotiate a careful path between pleasing Samsu, avoiding the wrath of his wife, keeping her family safe and staying true to herself. Her life, and the lives of everyone she loves, could depend on it.
This gripping story about love, loyalty, family, and courage in the face of oppression will have you hooked from beginning to end.show more