The Perfect Fire trilogy continues after Raimon escapes the pyre and heads into hiding deep within the mountains of the Occitan. Although he longs to follow Yolanda to Paris where she has been forced to marry Sir Hugh, he must fulfill his duty of protecting the Blue Flame to save their beloved country from the advancing forces set on destroying it. Meanwhile, Sir Hugh must find a way to carry out his kings wishes without ruining his chance to win Yolandas heart. The action, suspense, and romance continue as K. M. Grant weaves a complex and satisfying romantic triangle amidst the chaos of war. Can Yolanda and Raimons love survive the ravages of a siege, her forced betrothal, and thegrowing divisions within their beloved home?