Aster and his fiancé Rowan have travelled to Statinal and are led into the castle. There, the royals appear, and it is apparent, Rowan is a royal bastard. The royal family has started preparations to welcome him, and by extension Aster, into the family. Since there's still some time before the ceremonies, the two return to Dewick with two guards following them: the twins Kate and Tate. Soon Aster and Rowan will have to deal society, manners, and politics they know nothing about, and their pilgrimage has yet to fully start.
First Steps of the Pilgrimage Chapters