Valhalla. A planet ruled by beauty, passion and violence, inhabited by a race of people bred for all three. A people constantly fighting their need to dominate or be dominated. Bound by strict codes of honor, family and blood. Answering the call of the Sword to serve her people amongst the ranks of the warriors of her home, Lorelei Astaria leaves behind her family and duties. Like many before her she enters the Academy with dreams that cover little more than becoming the best warrior of her age. Yet in a time of internal war, she will find herself facing more than she ever wanted. Two men, one woman, and the call of the sword. Can honor and passion co-exist?