Jit is the youngest man ever to be in charge of the army of R.W.M.E.B.N.V.W.T.O. (the Republic with Much Enthusiasm but Not Very Well Thought Out). Funny rather than handsome, he enthusiasm for life and imagination has swept Spitlana off her feet and away from Prince Usab.
But Jit hides a secret ambition to leave the rigor of army life and become a travelling magician.
Will he dare to defy those who have defined him and follow his dreams?