|| For nine years, Nika has had one goal: to save her younger sister from the Synestryn who hold her captive. Now, the psychic bond Nika forged with her sibling is fading, and time is running out. But the one man who can unlock the power inside her left and never returned, leaving Nika alone to rescue a sister everyone believes in dead. Madoc swore to himself that he would never enter Dabyr again. For his soul is nearly dead, and he fears what he might do to those he is sworn to protect, especially Nika. If he accompanies her into the Synestryn realm, his forbidden desire for her may unleash the savage monster within him. But Nika's need to rescue her sister soon becomes intertwined with her passion for Madoc, while the key to victory in the war may be within her reach.