By JoEllen Conger
Prince Anthony of Candelore becomes crowned High King of Brightland on his wedding day to Princess Bodicca of Castlerald. Together, they begin their royal family, while he governs all the united realms, she proudly begins her battle training kennels for Irish Wolfhound war dogs.
Suddenly, a distraught nine-year-old run-away bride, Princess Lena Maria appears at their gates, seeking sanctuary. Anthony and Bodicca swear they will never permit Lena’s cruel bridegroom-to-be to capture the young Princess and drag her unwillingly to his realm in the frozen northlands.