Her father King Dakarai suddenly dies and it is rumored that it may be poison. Her older brother Dumisani was the next in line to be heir to the throne but he dies before his father. Now that the throne is vacant, the rightful heir is a young woman named Niara Dinari. As she ascends to the throne, she finds that there are enemies in many different directions. With the guidance of her master-teacher Chineke Jaha, she learns how to maneuver around the serpents lurking at court. Now that she has been put in a position to rule she must discover who she really is, to be a queen. Will she succumb to all of her foes or will she rise above the evil whispers in her kingdom and become the queen she was meant to become?