Just before her sixteenth birthday, Princess Katerina is informed she will not be inheriting the throne, merely because of her sex, and is married off. But she is having none of it, and murders her husband on their wedding night. She embarks on a perilous voyage in search of the wealth and power she needs to claim her inheritance. And in the Laut Besar, a region of thousands of islands, pampered prince Jun sets off to recover the ancient sword of his father. But fate is drawing him towards the city of Singarasam, Katerina, and a shattering conflict that will change the course of the world.