After her sister’s penance at the Emperor’s tomb, LinSui’s safety in the Forbidden City hangs by a thread. The fact that she is a princess from a defeated dynasty and the new Emperor’s favorite concubine only helps to make matters worse. Moreover, focus shifts from her vulnerability, however, when several murders take place in the court, confirming her obsessive suspicion: her sister was forced to commit suicide.
LinSui’s inquiries put her in a difficult position, as she will have to search for answers outside of the golden cage of the Forbidden City. Once the ties of submission are broken, she will have to descend into the gates of hell in order to find the answers she needs.