When Lis, the youngest prince of the frontier principality of Rin, encounters a strange, pale slave who identifies only as The Lioness at the tri-annual Desert Market, he feels strangely compelled to purchase her and bring her back home to the picturesque Shara City, nestled in the foothills of the sacred Shara Mountain.
Following her unexpected participation in the rescue of Rin's recently stolen children, she and Prince Lis form a bond so profound that neither tradition nor duty can shake it. Not even her constant breaking of Rin's strict taboos can cause Lis to abandon the Lioness. She, in turn, becomes his fiercest protector.
When a shadow from the Lioness' past threatens the sacred mountain she now calls home, she becomes the mountain's divine defender, and beloved of the people of Rin, and a legend in the Hnura'i Empire. In her selfless devotion to her ancient vows, the Lioness forever changes the frontier principality and all who call it home.
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