Alex has taken firm control over his County, as the Count of Brit. By and large, everything has settled into a fairly normal pattern for him, his Numbered, and his wife.
The problem of course is there's still an ongoing war between two Duchies, and Regina Tanulf, Alex's liege and lord, has plans for him.
Plans that he wants no part of. Except that he doesn't really have a choice in the matter.
Everything begins to spin back out of control as a messenger from the Wild Lands arrives with a plea for help.
It's time for Alex to get back to work. Because Leah still owns his soul, and if he wants to keep it safe, he needs to make deals in his favor, in her name.
Warning: This novel explores dark subjects, and what people will give up of themselves, and each other, to get what they want. The main character is written as a real person in a tough situation and will not make choices that line up with societal and cultural norms.
It contains adult themes and moral ambiguities.
As with my previous work, explicit scenes are found within. It has violence and a harem relationship.