Meredith and her men will be returning to court soon for a Ball in her honor. Before she has a chance to get there her safety must be insured. Now that the alliance with the goblins has been ironed out, a problem arises when Kitto must win the right to receive his second power. Once arriving in town the Queens demands make it more difficult to keep Merry safe as well as keep the reporters from learning more of their secrets. In front of the press an assassins attempt is hampered. Once they go before the Queen more problems arise when it is proven that someone has tampered with the her. Meredith and the Queen must find a way to discourage the people of the court against attempting to murder their Queen and Princess again.