As the clan of the Ice People are scattered across Norway and Denmark, their lives bring new joys – and new dangers. When young Tancred, great grandson of Tengel the Good, sets off on his first adventure, he's drawn into a nightmarish vision of deception and murder. Could it be real?
Here he meets Jessica, a young noblewoman, who could be his salvation. But she is haunted by the malice and madness of a family who were meant to protect her. As they are both drawn into the highest circles of Court, intrigue and betrayal surround them, and each must face their nemesis.