- Publisher: Black Steel Publishing
- Editor: EJ Beach
- Edition: 1st
- Available in: eBook and Print
- Published: April 10, 2018
What you don’t trust can’t betray you, but it can still break your heart.
Cold. Ruthless. Unyielding. These hadn’t always been used to describe Prince Eli, but that was before an assassin killed his mother, grief destroyed his father, and civil war threatened his kingdom. Now he must ascend the throne and unify his land, but he can’t until he earns the Dragon God’s blessing. And he’ll do anything to get it. Anything to save his kingdom. Anything but let himself love again.
Born a slave, Auburn assumed love was for others, but her strange visions showed her a path to freedom. A path to a home and family of her own. She’ll do whatever it takes to get it, including get herself gifted to a prince from a distant land. A land where slavery is illegal. A land where even someone like her can find happiness, as long as she doesn’t let herself fall in love with a man she can never have. A man like Prince Eli.
But love doesn’t always listen, nor does it obey a slave. Or a prince.
Saving the golden throne of Tamryn has its price, and its enemies will stop at nothing to plunge it into a millennia of darkness. Old secrets reveal new lies, and betrayal will bring a man, a crown, and a kingdom to the very brink of war. Only Auburn and Eli can stop it, but first, they must learn to trust each other. And they must let themselves love.