The final volume of a seductive and atmospheric historical fantasy trilogy which chronicles the lives of shapeshifters living in the Dark Ages.
Charlemagne has massed his army in Geneva, poised to add Italy to his growing list of conquests. Meanwhile, the mercenary forces of King Desiderus are perched on the other side of the Alps, ready to attack anyone moving through the mountain passes. In between live the shapeshifters, protected by their leader, Maeniel, and his bride, Regeane.
The ensuing war destroys everything that Regeane and Maeniel have struggled to accomplish, and soon they are separated, as Maeniel - pledged to Charlemagne as man, loyal to none as wolf - is captured by Desiderus' men. Now Regeane must save him. But to do so, she enlists the aid of another - a Saxon whose love for her will prove devastatingly fatal.
Behind the tangle of ambitions and animosities, an ancient evil thirsts for revenge: a revenge that demands the blood of Maeniel and Regeane . . . and all of humanity.
Beautifully written, richly detailed and magnificently told, this brings a unique and breathtaking trilogy to a triumphant close.