Maricara of the Zaharen was born an eighteenth century peasant but raised to be a princess. As the hidden leader of the drákon of the Carpathian Mountains, she represents all that is glimmering and elusive in her kind: polished strength, striking radiance...and a will to keep her dragon kin safe at all costs, even if it means she must protect them from herself.
Kimber, Earl of Chasen, is more new to his role as Alpha of the English drákon, but there's nothing elusive about him. He is powerfully, unmistakably male, and destined to rule his tribe. He's also been engaged to Maricara for years—although she doesn't know it.
The dragons of Darkfrith believed themselves to be the last of their kind. The revelation of the other tribe's existence—even in far-flung Transylvania—is considered nothing but a threat to them and their way of life. This threat has to be contained, and Kim is willing do whatever he must to achieve that. Even bloodshed. Even war.
There could hardly be a pair of creatures less suited for marriage, much less diplomacy between these two separate, savagely beautiful groups of beings.
Yet Kim and Mari's destinies are about to collide in a very unexpected way. One hot summer night the princess slips into Darkfrith unannounced, bearing some extremely unwelcome news: the sanf inimicus, human hunters of the drákon, have revived their ancient sect, and are beginning to pick off the shapeshifters one by one.
No one is safe. And unless Kimber and Maricara decide to unite after all, it might mean the end of every dragon, in every place....
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical, Fantasy, Shapeshifters, Dragons