"Expect not love but reverence from your husband, and you will be at peace." Princess Shan T'u had often heard the somber words of the Imperial Instructress, but she had secretly dreamed of a mighty warrior who would love her passionately. Now, her Father had promised her in marriage to an Indian Prince to seal a powerful alliance... But as she began the perilous journey through Kubla Kahn's vast empire with the handsome foreigner William de Rais as her guide, Shan T'u sensed her fate was not yet certain. She would fulfill her desires - even if they led to the borders of chaos.