A fantasy novel of overlapping worlds: Arichel, her lover, and her husband, along with the rest of their court, thrive in both. Usually there is a buffer between the worlds, but that buffer has been thinning and before long, both may be destroyed. The royal court and all the kingdoms must come together to save the worlds. But everything is upended when she's challenged to a duel and suddenly children have been kidnapped. Those that seem to have the answers speak in cryptic riddles.