When Teodor of Freyne is kidnapped by a vicious political gang a crown is kicked into play. His beautiful widowed mother must cling to power while deploying all the forces still under her control to seek and retrieve her son. Who might be behind the kidnap? Is it the charismatic yet ambitious Chart Segat leader of the Dome Elite, or could it be the cruel Emperor Frederon himself?
As Teodor is held captive, who possibly can help? Enter Guy Erma, a Domeside orphan, living by his wits and looks among the back streets and attics of Old Mill Lane. Will he achieve his heart’s desire to join the Dome Elite? Who will help Guy?