A New Adventure in the Saga of the Skolian Empire. Kamoj Argali is the young ruler of an impoverished province on a backward planet. To keep her people from starving, she has agreed to marry Jax Ironbridge, the boorish and brutal ruler of a prosperous province. But before Argali and Ironbridge are wed, a mysterious stranger from a distant planet sweeps in and forces Kamoj into marriage, throwing her world into utter chaos.
(2002) Kamoj Argalisâ plans to marry in order to prevent her people from starving are thwarted when a stranger appears and weds her first.