The royal palace is no place for fun and games—here, only the most cunning and powerful survive. After Soon-ock becomes queen consort thanks to the machinations of her scheming father and his allies, she finds herself in the middle of a bloody fight between the king and the crown prince. Despite her precarious position, Soon-ock is determined to survive and will do anything to ensure the safety of herself and her lover, Hyang-yi. She soon makes a deal that could either make her life heaven or hell. The only catch? Part of the plan involves using her beloved Hyang-yi. A gripping tale of conspiracy, lust, and desire set in the royal court of medieval Korea.