Before she meets the Empress Blair, Anne Manx wants nothing more than to spend her quiet vacation getting a tan. Empress Blair, though, has a compelling problem. Her father has been killed, and she fears she's next. If Anne Manx can keep the Empress alive for mere two months, she'll reach her 18th birthday and take over for her father. Complicating things is Mr. Logan. who shows up just in time - but whose side is he on? Nothing is ever easy for Anne Manx, and she's rapidly running out of lives.