Jay was not ready to lead men at home or on a battlefield. When the king suffers a battle injury, Jay takes his father's place. The young prince finds himself thrust into danger from foes and enemies masquerading as friends. Can he protect himself, let alone his kingdom? 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 adventure. Complete Land of Magadha trilogy is now available: With the eyes of their sculpted ancestors following their moves from pillars around the palace, the Malla siblings fight to protect their empire—uncovering treason—battling deadly enemies—guarding secrets—without losing their heart.