Fine I'll come with you but only if you keep my maid and driver alive.
I told you she's not here. I swear!!
Where is Kestra Dallisor?!
You will marry Sir Basil, whether you like it or not.
Never! Why should I marry a guy I will have barely any time to get to know!?
Kestra Dallisor, Darrow, and her handmaiden Celia are attacked and captured by enemies of the Dominion empire, the Coracks. Tenger, the leader of the Coracks, ordered Kestra against her will to steal a weapon called the Olden Blade so the Coracks could defeat Lord Endrick, the most powerful being in Antora, Kestra's home land.
We don't have a lot of time. Besides your father always has Lord Endrick over to discuss matters.
We need a plan! The building is full of guards and servants on watch. We need time.
Sir Basil of Reddengrad will be arriving soon.
Well, maybe if you didn't agree to this stupid wedding, we would have more time. But instead, you have to flirt with this Basil guy.
Simon and Trina are former servants to the Dallisor household and now members of the Coracks who seek revenge on the Dallisor family. Simon, Trina, and Kestra stop at an inn after riding on horseback for days, without shelter, to get rest and food. After a restless night, they are attacked by Halderians, another enemy of the dominion and the Coracks.
Enjoy your mother's diary.
Oh my gosh!!! My hand.
After escaping the inn, the three arrive at Woodcourt, home to the Dallisors. When they arrive, they meet Kestra's father, Sir Henry Dallisor, who has news that Kestra is to marry Sir Basil of Reddengrad, Kestra doesn't approve of this marriage,andshe and her father become involved in a bitter dispute.
Hmm... I wonder what that means.
It says, One to Vanquish One to Rule One to Fall But All to Fool
Eventually, Kestra is sent to her room awaiting the arrival of her betrothed husband so that she can have dinner with him. Before Sir Basil arrives the three argue on how to find the Olden Blade and where to look.
After dinner with Basil, Kestra meets up with the castle manager, Gerald, who gives her the diary of her deceased mother. When she reads the diary, she finds the hiding spot of the Olden Blade. When she finds the blade she is tempted to hold it, but she knows if the holder of the blade is not the chosen one to become the Infidante one, the blade's power kills the person who isn't worthy of holding it. When Kestra finds the courage to hold the blade, it glows and gives her a severe burn.
After Kestra returns to her room, Trina says that Basil is to kill Kestra after the wedding the next day. After Kestra tells her father that she doesn't agree with wedding date, she blackmails him regarding his plans with Basil and Lord Endrick. In doing so, she, Trina and Simon are sent to the dungeons. After being in the cell for a while they discover a prophecy from the former prisoner, Anaya, the servant to the only one who has held the Olden Blade, Risha Halderian.