From one of the original masters of romance, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small invites you into the magical, sensual World of Hetar. The time of peace is over. After the murder of her husband, Lara -half-faerie, half-human - must leave the home she has made in the Outlands and follow the destiny that has long called her. Using her brilliant sword and even sharper mind, Lara must journey toward the coast, seeking alliances to protect the future of her land. But when treachery binds her once more in chains, the green-eyed beauty is taken far beyond the world she knows. Only there will she discover that destiny has a mind of its own - and that true passion knows no boundaries.