Morgan Fontinara, crown prince of Bellariss, one of the last free planets in the universe, was finally ready to start the rebellion. All of his allies were in place and the destruction of the hated Jotnar Alliance, which had enslaved most of the galaxy, was about to begin - when Morgan was betrayed. Captured by the Jotnar, tortured, humiliated and threatened, Morgan still refused to give the Jotnar information about the Bellariss security system and allow them to take over his home planet. In desperation, the Jotnar sent Morgan to Cantara, a Jotnar prison planet, where one of their bloodiest and creative torturers, named Grader, would take up the prince's "questioning"...
Ariana Zoltan was in charge of the Cantara prison, even though she hated the whole idea of slavery. She tried to make the prison a little bit more livable for the slaves and the death toll had gone down quite dramatically, but she made a lifelong enemy of Grader in the process. When Ariana first saw Morgan, she instantly knew that he was Bellarissian with his distinctive bronze coloring and blonde hair, but she had no idea that he was the crown prince and future ruler of that planet.
What she did know is that she couldn't bear to allow Grader to mutilate him and kill him so she took him as her own personal slave. Morgan and Ariana immediately clashed, with Morgan refusing to believe that anyone who worked for the Jotnar could abhor slavery and Ariana not understanding why Morgan refused to trust her and let her help him. As they are involved in their own battle of wills, the Bellarissian alliance is moving forward to strike at the heart of the Jotnar empire and Morgan is all too aware that if he doesn't escape soon, he will be killed in the wave of the planned invasion. However, even though he hates Ariana for placing a slave collar around his neck and branding him, he has become her love buddy.
This report prepared by Debbie