Born with the mark of the scribe, Raela is bound to the prophetic book that directs her people underground to escape the invasion of their homeland. As the prophecy warns, this event presages a worsening doom on the horizon. But the book that promises to sustain her life continues to divide her heart.
Her fierce lover, Rebial, is a man of the woods—ready to fight a war to save the trees. He believes the tribe’s aging seer has misconstrued the prophecy. Unfairly denied his warrior status, he yearns to stay behind and protect the sacred forest they call home.
But choices ruled by smoldering passions can be unpredictable. And sometimes an invisible enemy does the most damage . . .