Once, the people of the goddess lived in quiet harmony with magic throughout the continent. Then invaders crossed the mountains and seas to lay claim to their lands. A few archaic ruins are all that remains of their once thriving culture.
But the Order of the Temple of the Moon Goddess has kept one secret hidden for millennia…
An assassin’s knife changes everything.
Mother Orra is dead.
And, instead of the expected successor, her magic has chosen Yve to take her place. A novitiate still struggling to find her way within the Order, Yve is completely unprepared to assume the mantle of High Priestess.
Nor is she ready to deal with Maddyn. One of the infamous shapeshifting Hounds of Alwyn, Mad is on a quest to avenge his murdered parents. And his search leads him to secrets Yve’s vowed to protect. His unsettling presence is the last thing she needs in her upended world.
With the assassin once again closing in, Yve has no idea who to trust. But Mad is always there with a shoulder to lean on.
And asking questions about things she can never reveal.
When the moment of truth arrives, will love be Yve’s destiny? Or her downfall?