'The Slave': Chanson, a privileged Arbran dyara, discovers an unexpected connection with the excitingly different Eduor, a bracingly sexy war-slave. 'The Knight': the Arbran diplomat Sir Zeilas must turn the Guildaran people from former enemies into allies - and it will take all his powers of seduction to do so.'The Mage': Gabria never expected to become a Guildarian envoy to Aurul. But the most stunning surprise was what waited for her in His Majesty's winter palace. 'The Pirate': Captain Ellet falls for the seductive powers of a beautiful pirate captain.