Three temple maidens are running for their lives. The bandits have suddenly sprung from their hiding among the mountain pass to ambush the maidens’ caravan. As the temple maiden’s security is quickly being killed all around them, each knows that at least one of them must survive to get to the Dream Oracle. They must warn her of a Supreme Overlord named Kronos. The temple maidens have information that Kronos plans to kill the Dream Oracle and all with her in order to use their powers for conquering the temple maidens’ planets and the universe. Time is running out for the people of Syntaurus and the universe if Kronos can’t be stopped.
Lilian is twenty-four, well-educated, disgraced, destitute and desperate. Raised to wealth and power, her expectations of a bright future were destroyed when her father was executed for foul crimes. Her family name is erased, their cartouche melted, their property forfeit. Determined to survive and protect what remains of her family, Lilian becomes the apprentice of a powerful warrior. For three years, he will train her for a position in the Cartels. In return, Lilian will yield him absolute control of her mind and body.
Lucius Mercio is the preeminent warrior of his Cartouche, and the Cartel it dominates; the Serengeti Group. Ruthless, clever and ambitious, Lucius’ wealth, influence, and power are exceeded by few within the Twelve Systems. It is not sufficient. Lucius intends to take his Cartel to unimaginable heights with the aid of Lilian’s brilliance. He faces only one obstacle. Lucius must keep Lilian alive.
Publishers Note: This book contains explicit sexual content and is intended for adult audiences. A stand alone novel in series, it does not contain cliffhangers.