Hidden for survival.
Stohrm Vellis was three when she was hidden in the Human Realm and thus had no knowledge of the Kingdom in which she was born—the Kingdom of Ice—one of five Kingdoms within the Fifth Realm. Her survival for the past sixteen years had been in the hands of her uncle Rex who’d vowed to his sister, Princess Wynn Vellis, that no harm would befall her daughter.
Never had a Queen reigned in the Fifth Realm.
The King of Ice was planning to reign for another century, unaware that his granddaughter lived. He would do anything to keep her from claiming the crown that was rightfully hers.
For dark and dangerous reasons, known only to him, the King of Darkness wanted Stohrm in his private dungeon. Orders were issued to General Hellzel Marudas of the Kings Ayr Guard: locate and return with the Princess.
Hellzel, along with Captain Zellen Tuffyn, set out into the Human Realm only to realize they were too late—for the Princess had unwillingly returned to the Fifth Realm.
Betrayed and hunted.
Betrayed by those she trusted most, Stohrm turned to Vice Dyllane, Captain of the Guards in the Kingdom of Fire.
Vowed to deliver Stohrm safely to her mother, Vice is known to uphold the promises made, and nothing has ever tested him in the way that Stohrm's survival did.
Stohrm had one question:
Why did everyone assume she wanted to claim the Crown?
Wicked by Design