The kingdom of Jersia is crumbling under its own weight due to over expansion, oppression, and greed brought on by a ruthless king, Rupert Hastings. The true heir and ruler of Jersia, Alicia Hastings, is a queen without authority and a woman who has always obeyed her abusive husbands desires. She longs to chart her own course and re-establish her late fathers legacy of a thriving inspired kingdom.
When Sir Garrett Covington, Jersias most decorated knight, brings news of another gallant victory that obtains new mysterious land and fortress castle, Alicia sees it as a way to put her visions into action. Negotiating with Rupert, she gets him to agree to let her rule this new province. Almost immediately, those aspirations are dashed when she realizes the safety of her six year old daughter, Devon, would be at risk on such a long a treacherous journey.
Unable to leave her daughter and not willing to expose Devon to the dangers that exist outside the castle walls, the queen relinquishes her dream. However, when Devon secretly stows away on Garretts caravan back to the newly conquered region, Alicia confronts those dangers when she sets out with her chambermaid, Gwen, to bring her daughter back.
The journey to the new castle, will bring each of them face-to-face with Jersias treacherous terrain, the kings henchmen, and menacing bridge trolls. Even greater challenges lie ahead for her, when she realizes they will have to encounter a place known as Dragon Peaks, a haven for the kingdoms most ruthless beasts. Plunging headlong into turmoil, she risk her life to save Devon from the clutches of dragons. Alicia will also be forced to confront her past and the secrets she holds from both Rupert and Garrett, the only man she has ever truly loved. Jersias future lies in her ability to navigate all the external dangers, as well as deal with internal strife as she discovers new horizon within herself at Dragon Peaks.