In the star system, Ecryon, women are kept as slaves as a way of life. Terenth, heir to the Ecryon throne, punishes his own slave, Arcada, by sending her to distant planets to fight for her life whenever she displeases him. Arcada is forced to travel to Earth where she finds herself bound to serve the whims of a demanding prince who insists she take on a dangerous mission.
But when it is decreed that Terenth must marry another before Arcada returns, Terenth, realizing his profound love for his slave, travels to Earth to try to convince her to marry him first. To stay together, Arcada must survive her task and Terenth must do more than exert his ownership over her, he must give her his heart.
This novel contains explicit sexual passages and adult content.