The countries of Calista and Aristo are split in two like the fabled broken diamond. A legend states that the person who finds the missing part of the diamond will become the true king. But these tales have nothing to do with housekeeper Effie. Then, out of the blue, she is chosen as a maid by King Zakari and sent to the desert. She was nervous as she timidly entered the king’s tent, but when the handsome, strong king informed her that she was to share his bed, Effie ran away…still wearing the glittering pendant she had received from her late mother.