Branded a traitor, Althir of Glengowyn has resigned himself to life as outcast from his own people—until he’s offered a chance at redemption. A suicide mission to retrieve a vessel bearing the ultimate weapon: the Sorcerers’ true names.
His companion on the journey is a human woman unlike any he’s ever encountered. Beautiful. Brave. Fascinating. And before he knows it, keeping her safe is more important than his own salvation.
Mina Dawnswealth’s talent for spycraft has kept her alive even as her dreams—and her family—have fallen victim to the war, one by one. Much as she hates the idea of helping the traitor elf, at least she gets the pleasure of burying a knife in his back should he decide to betray her people again. A much easier task if she didn’t find him so compelling.
Only when they’re beyond the point of no return do they discover just how much blood their mission will cost. And how much love it will take to overcome their pasts—if they survive.
Warning: Contains an arrogant ass of an elf hero and a human heroine with a bitter past who would like nothing better than to kill him. Danger, fighting, hard language, magical mayhem, deadly Sorcerers and hot sex fueled by an addictive pheromone. Can we get a “Hell, yeah”?
Althir is an elf, branded a traitor and held captive by the Sinnale. When he is offered the chance to help a spy capture the List, which holds the Sorcerer’s true names, he doesn’t think his keeper would be so sexy and captivating.
Mina is curvy and beautiful when all other women are thin and frail. The daughter of a chocolatier, she was once overweight as a sign of how good their product was. Now that her family is all dead, Mina has revenge on her mind and will do anything to help the Sinnale win the war.
The pair are both schemers and the elfin “pheromones” wreak havoc with their attraction. Believing they won’t get out of the mission alive, they both give in to their passion – OH MY, is the sex HOT!
This story is so full of angst, sexual tension, tenderness, sassy attitudes, and adventure. Their travels through the city to gain the List of names is the perfect catalyst to drive them closer together. Even though I haven’t read the first 2 in the series, I enjoyed this book as a stand-alone.