She holds the fate of the world in the palm of her hand. Arlana Von Fordin grew up knowing she was born to fulfill a prophecy. The pressure of her unknown destiny weighs heavily on a young woman who just wants to be normal. Then her future arrives in the form of a mysterious and sexy soldier from the neighboring empire Browan-a land no one has entered in almost two hundred years. Faced with a dangerous journey into a secretive country, haunted by seductive and terrifying dreams, the one thing Arlana longs for is someone to see her for the woman she is beneath the magic she commands. He has to protect her, whether he likes it or not. Lord Commander Oric of Browan has resented Arlana Von Fordin for most of his life. He blames her for taking away his choices and forcing him onto a path he never wanted. When he's sent to bring her into his country on a quest to stabilize a rogue magic, he expects his hate to intensify. Instead, as he gets to know the shy sorceress, he's overwhelmed with protectiveness and desire. Faced with all the forces threatening her, Oric must finally come to terms with his own destiny, and a love he never anticipated. Love is their only hope. Before meeting Oric, Arlana never expected to find a man who would love her for herself. But Fate demands a heavy price. For them to be together, they must confront Arlana's destiny and right an ancient wrong. With time itself their enemy, they'll have to discover if their love is strong enough to keep them alive...and save the world.