The day of the kurultai arrives, shaping Kublai's fate as khan. Ahmed makes his final stand. Marco learns a terrible truth.
Marco's past with Kokachin resurfaces. Kublai's position as khan faces a final challenge, even as he welcomes a new heir in the world.
Marco's allegiance to Kublai is tested like never before. Mei Lin's bold move throws Ahmed's plans into chaos.
Kaidu's ruthlessness reaches new levels in his bid for power. Hundred Eyes' former lover has him questioning his loyalties.
Ahmed's deadly and secret chess match against Kublai enters its endgame, even as Kublai's thirst for power grows stronger than ever.
Rebel attacks flare up in the south and pull Kublai's attention away from home. Kokachin gets an unwelcome visitor from her past.
The challenge for the throne escalates when two of Kublai's sons are endangered. Far away, another thread to the khan is born.
Haunted by recent events, Kublai journeys with Marco into the mountains for answers. Empress Chabi takes action to insure an heir to the Khan.
Marco gets an unpleasant surprise upon his return to Kublai's court. Kublai faces an impossibly difficult decision.
On Prince Jingim's wedding day, Kublai receives disturbing news about the ambitions of his cousin. Marco navigates a delicate mission.