Once every century, one person is selected to become the bearer of the godstone. Their destiny, to perform an act of great service. Elisa is the bearer, but as the younger of two princesses, she doesn't feel particularly worthy of her destiny. Today is her sixteenth birthday and also her wedding day. Tomorrow she will leave her home with the handsome young king she has never met to become the queen of his troubled desert country. Elisa may not feel useful, but a group of rebels thinks that, as bearer of the godstone, she could be their salvation. And one of those rebels makes her feel the way she has never felt about a man before, not even the king. All the while, her husband's enemies are pursuing her and will stop at nothing to gain control of the godstone. Elisa must trust that she was chosen for a reason and harness the power bestowed upon her to help those she cares about most.