In a magical world of England ruled by ruthless elven lords, Dominic Raikes, the half-breed son of the malevolent Fire Lord Mor’ded has submerged his human side in an attempt to keep his father unaware of his magical powers. Lady Cassandra Bridges, raised in purity and innocence, has been secretly trained as an assassin by the Rebellion, a band of humans who want England free of the Elven. An arranged marriage between her and Dominic is to take place within days.
Two unexpected events occur: she falls in love with her new husband and Dominic’s reciprocal feelings free his human personality traits, such as passion, compassion and conscience. Together they fight to destroy the great evil being perpetrated upon the human race by the lords at the risk of their love and very existence, right up to the totally surprising climax. (SOURCEBOOKS, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)