Readers, travel back a thousand years with me to the Land of Magadha. Pampered and protected by his sister and father, Prince Jay led a carefree life. Then his father, King Vikram, suffered a battle injury. At sixteen, the litany of acts Jay had never done included fighting in a war. Could Jay overcome his fears and step out of his father’s shadow and assume the mantle of the Crown Prince? Princess Meera assumed she would wed for duty. A noble young man shatters her assumption. A prequel novella to Heir to Malla, this tale opens a window into the Malla dynasty. Royal siblings: Princess Meera and Prince Jay had led a sheltered life. That was about to change. Grab a hot chai and plunge into a tale of royal intrigue laced with love.