Tallis of Pendray's dreams are not his own. For decades he has suffered visions of a stunningly beautiful woman who uses his helpless desire for her body to force him into fulfilling her violent needs. His desperate craving has destroyed his family, his free will, and almost his sanity. When he finally tracks her down, he has one desire only: revenge. To her followers, Kavya of Indranan is a peaceful saviour. When Tallis steals her, he throws her clan, and the whole future of the Dragon Kings, into lethal disarray. In truth, Kavya shares little but a name in common with his avowed enemy, and with her bloodthirsty, lethally powerful brother out for their blood, time is running out for them - and for their species. There is one chance left. Suspicious, tortured Tallis must learn to trust Kavya - he must give everything, including his heart, to protect her - otherwise a war will come that will destroy them, and their kind, forever...