As a teacher, Maili is adept at juggling multiple tasks, but this is ridiculous. Erotic dreams make her sleep anything but restful. Her father wants to marry her off to a neighboring chieftain's son. Her grandmother's whispered blasphemy about doubting the gods has the local volcano threatening to split wide open.
As she prays in the temple for mercy on her grandmother, Maili expects the mountain to smoke and rumble. She doesn't expect Afu himself to pop through a dark fissure and squash her flat.
The last thing Dax remembers is vowing to prevent his queen's assassination. He wakes up in an island paradise, where the primitive natives worship the statue of a troll named Afu. And they expect him—their fyre god incarnate—to stop their cranky volcano from blowing up.
As an incentive, they've given him a maiden sacrifice/bride, a dark-eyed beauty who's just as determined to seduce him as he is to return home in one piece.
While she's less than thrilled to be traded like a chicken, one thing is certain. Dax is the man in her dreams…and she's hell bent on making them come true. Or her people may die.