The Novel takes place in a fictional universe, on the continent of Latikon, in an area known as the "Wes Lands", or the civilized lands of that continent. The story of the book follows Otto, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Roux, known as Tudor, and the consequences of his father's failed rebellion.
At first Otto tries to avoid the fate of all traitors and flees from the kingdom his father tried to usurp, helped by unexpected parties. But changes in the political landscape of the continent makes it obvious that he can't run for long and he certainly can't hide.
As such he decides to use his small fortune to return to his homeland and like his father, to try to usurp the throne of the kingdom. But it does not take long for him to realize that he has become the puppet of stronger men than him.