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She has spent her life fighting for his right to rule – can she now let him rule her?

He is her king, her liege, her love but until yesterday he had never been her partner. They have fought a rebellion, infiltrated a castle and even married all to ensure his right to rule. The waves have died down and they have to deal with everyday. But everyday comes with all the ghosts and shadows of the past without the distraction of emergencies. Now they have to find a way through the maze of thier past trauma and see if they can live as well as fight together. 

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