One month out of every year, the constellation of the Ring rises in the night sky above the world of Caliel.
But one year out of every ten, the brightest star is missing, and the Ring becomes... the Broken Ring.
Legend whispers that any promise, any pledge, any oath made under the Broken Ring will inevitably be broken.
When Myrren Kahliana and Raine Destin took their wedding vows under the sign of the Broken Ring, they thought the tales were mere superstition. But they're about to find out how much power an old legend can have, as fortune tears them apart and sends them across the world from each other.
To fulfill his family duty, Raine must travel to the city of Ral Vraxan, the dread capitol of all the lands that worship the god Vraxor, where assassins lurk around every corner and politics is written in blood. Competing for a high honor called the Choosing, he's plunged into conflict with a rival who may not be what she seems... and even if he can avoid his enemies' traps and outwit their plots, the secrets of Vraxor's terrible priesthood may still rend the country apart in civil war.
Myrren, meanwhile, sets out on a different path, traveling to the vast, pristine wilderness of Shael to witness the marriage of her closest friend. But the journey of a lifetime becomes a nightmare, as she finds herself being pursued by a mysterious, deadly and relentless new enemy that only she can see, and that wants something from her she doesn't even know she has.
When gods walk the earth and fate is written in the stars, can two people in love steer their own destiny?