Russia 1547. The infamous Ivan the Terrible takes the Russian throne.
In a time where danger hides in plain sight and no one aspires to more than they were born to, Inga searches for courage to break the oppressive chains that bind her heart.
As a maid in the Kremlin, Inga’s life is bleak. Until Lord Taras arrives. Convinced that his mother’s death when he was a boy was no mere accident, he’s returned from England to discover the truth. While there, he gains the Tsar’s favor.
When Sergei, a brutal boyar, sets his sights on Inga, she must overcome her mortification and ask Lord Taras for help.
Up against the social confines of medieval Russia, the shadows cloaking their history, and the sexual politics of the Russian court, Inga and Taras must uncover their past and survive the brutality of life inside the city walls, or they may end up like so many citizens of ancient Russia: flesh and bone mortar for the Kremlin wall.
Experience this sweeping, historical romance set against the backdrop of a brutal Eastern culture.