A healer's apprentice who never knew her mother, she divides her time between her work with the royal healer and shenanigans with her best friend, the younger son of the king. When a mysterious encounter draws her into royal intrigue, she must take control of the new power she's been given, and save her kingdom from destruction.
When Merrilyn travels to the shrine of Loian on the night of her royal vows, she encounters a long forgotten god who promises to protect her on her journey for the king. Empowered by Loian, she will be the greatest healer in the kingdom. But will it be enough to finish her quest and return the prince to his rightful place? And can she stop the mysterious threat which seems determined to destroy them all?