Banished and raised in the barracks of Til-Garrion, Tannin is trained to lead armies, not rule a kingdom never meant to be his. Yet he is compelled to accept the royal mantle and join forces with the Elves-ancient enemies of his people. His life is solitary, he's not looking for a mate-that is until he meets Faëlwyn.
Faëlwyn, a fierce elven princess, finds more than blood and war in the ancestral lands of her people. She finds a man who fascinates her with his attitude and tantalizes her with kisses. Now she must make an impossible choice. Take a chance on love with the human king or forever cling to the love she lost?
As war creeps closer, Tannin and Fae hatch a cunning plan to strike at their enemies. Old ideals crumble and new alliances arise from ashes in a tale of love, war, and betrayal.