Patience is a slave in the court of King Oruc, the daughter of his most trusted advisor. She is also a highly skilled diplomat and assassin, two skills she'll need to put to use when her father dies. After all, Patience is the rightful heir to the throne, and the seventh seventh seventh daughter of her planet's first ruler. Someone who is destined to bring about the destruction of civilization as they know it and bring back the creatures known as the Wyrms. But can she survive long enough to fulfill her destiny? And does she even want to?