Meifen is a seductress—an assassin with flexibility. She finds purpose in being a shadow for her empire, especially during the times of war that have befallen. Her next mission should be easy: rescue Xia Zengguang, a young man whose intelligence is so immeasurable that his General is pinning all his hopes on him. He’s thought to be the key to winning the war. Having fallen into the enemy’s hands, he’s endured years of torture and has had his mind broken.
When Meifen encounters him, he’s a whisper of his former self. A broken genius, she finds no hope within him. Screaming, crying, kicking—he hardly looks like he’s destined for greatness.
Love and pain is the treacherous path Meifen must walk in order to see him rise as the Yulong.