Teric is to be king once his father steps down from the throne. Only a mated pair can rule, and his Heat, the mating burn of royalty, is upon him. Hundreds of woman have been paraded in front of him to see if they are the mate his body seeks. None have been. As the mate continues not to be found, his agitation, and desire, grow. Without her he will go crazy, and he could not keep the kingdom within his family.
As a warrior Teric never meant to be king, never wanted it. But with his kingdom in the balance he cannot afford to waiver. In desperation, his father sends for a pleasure slave to agitate his want enough to send out his mating call over the lands. Upon seeing her, however, Teric wants nothing but her. Treasure and the Tribunal of souls be damned, he will have her.