It is the mid-1800s in Siam as King Mongkut busies himself creating children with his many wives. Out of his eighty-four offspring, Prince Damrong is the most intelligent and charming. Known as the king's jewel, Damrong is already being groomed for greatness.
Meanwhile, his older brother, Prince Chaiya, is battling with his greedy and repulsive head wife, Mom-Yai. Prince Sapasart is battling with his head wife, MC Mouse, who is using his four-year-old son, Tong-Jue, as ammunition in achieving what she wants in life. Finally after Sapasart convinces another female family member-who is battling her own internal demons-to take his son in as her own, sparks fly as the princes' lives collide in a new twisted battle of the sexes. But little do they know that their challenges are just beginning.
In this historical tale, two princes set off a chain of unfortunate events within their dynasty after they are led in different directions and to new destinies during the early nineteenth century.
Asjarin Leonowens is the great-greatgranddaughter of Anna Leonowens, the famous author of The English Governess at the Siamese Court and the Siamese Harlem Life. She holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and a master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. The mother of two sons is now retired and lives with her husband in Garden Grove, California.