Palace Scribe Cassian is stunned to be called before his ruler, Great Monarch Maurus, to be the bait to trap a Firebird, a dangerous predator and beast of legend that lives high in the mountains on his country's border.
Injured as he climbs the mountain, a rescued Cassian discovers Firebirds are not animals. Instead, he uncovers Arturri, an intelligent being from another world, living as a castaway. But Cassian is helpless to prevent Arturri's capture by Maurus's dangerous and evil head of security, Phrixus.
Maurus is more monstrous than even Cassian ever imagined when the secret beneath the palace is revealed. Who can he trust? Can he save not just Arturri, but the other prisoners of Maurus?
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains scenes of rape or near rape.