Enchanted healer Odelia’s life has been a lie. Her father hid his visions of her future as the leader of a bloody civil war. When she uncovers the truth, she must decide whether to forsake her people or embrace a destiny that would pit her against the current heir to the throne . . . the man she loves.
Prince Kennard doesn’t want to take after his father, as a king or a man; whereas, the shape-shifting tyrant sees his son as weak. With every choice they make, the spirited prince and the inflexible king pull further apart. Kennard takes an active role at court, enlisting his friend Odelia’s aid—unaware of her destined betrayal. Helping him build his royal retinue and find a bride will force her to bury her feelings and will bring his to the surface.
Amid culture clashes and threats of war, Odelia and Kennard navigate a world where power always has a price. If they choose the wrong paths, they could destroy not only their hearts but lives and nations.
And a kiss might not be strong enough to save them . . .