Prince Hoje of Buscom is much like his mother, Osatam. He is ambitious and controlling. He looks like a young man, but he is ancient. He is determined and he has no regard for Princess Ziltra. She a means to an end. The things he asks of her are unorthodox, but he feels that he deserves all Ziltra has to offer.
He is a drunk and he is reckless, nonetheless, and it is long before many of the inner circle realize this. Even his mother knows how inept he is.
Before the princess is even out of the way, he has latched onto Iana. They have a dream that they will rule Kaycon, Buscom, and Tonkipe together. Will they? How will it end for them? And what of this prophecy?