The first volume of a seductive and atmospheric historical fantasy trilogy which chronicles the lives of shapeshifters living in the Dark Ages.
'I was born of darkness. My father's eyes closed before mine opened. I am not of this world or the other, and I have the right to be what I am . . .'
Rome is mired in crumbling grandeur. Into the Eternal City comes Regeane, a young woman distantly related to Charlemagne, and as such an unwilling pawn in the struggle for political power. But unknown to all, she is a shapeshifter: woman and wolf.
Betrothed to a barbarian lord she has never seen, she is surrounded by enemies, the most notorious of whom is her depraved uncle and his guardian, who will betray her to the Church unless she aids him in his sinister schemes. If they discover her secret she will burn at the stake.
Outside the gates of the city roams a mysterious dark wolf who seems to offer Regeane a wildly seductive new life, yet as her marriage looms, plots and deadly counterplots tighten like a noose around her neck.