This is book two in the Shadow Campaign Series. The King of Vordan is dying, and his daughter, Raesinia, is destined to become the first Queen in centuries - and a ripe target for the ambitious men who seek to control her. But politics knows no loyalties, especially for Duke Orlanko. He will bow his knee to no Queen. Freshly returned from their recent victories abroad, Colonel Janus, Marcus d'Ivoire and Winter Ihernglass must defeat the Duke, using muskets, magic and every weapon at their command.