Three years after the battle Alika is sent to Asterile, a small Ukiletian civilization, on a mission to find Mortac's son, as well as to be a guest at the king of Asterile's forthcoming wedding. Shortly after she arrives, the city is infected with a deadly disease that quickly becomes an epidemic. To save herself, her friends, and maintain political order, Alika must make risky choices and either accept what fate throws at her or gain the courage to carry out an act she never imagined she could. She must question all she knows as she witnesses how the Ukiletian society truly functions and how cruel it can be. As her fate is enclosed within a ?No? or ?I do?, the life of a friend dangles by a thread and a mysterious new encounter leads Alika down a path of the past that has been kept secret for twenty years. Follow Alika's story in the second book of the Curtain of Perception series to see who destiny will crown as the victor of Alika's fate and heart.