In a far-off, distant realm, the brave and beautiful warrior Alena sets out on a perilous mission to rescue her fellow comrade-in-arms, who had been captured by an evil sorcerer. Haunted by strange visions of a bejeweled island and a fearsome dragon, Alena embarks on a journey that takes her to Cadvallan Isle, a mystical land enshrouded by a dark spell that keeps all from entering its waters. Here she meets Galen Radbourne, an exiled sorcerer who is her only hope -- and who soon becomes her most dangerous desire.
Tormented by a tragic secret, Galen has turned from the ways of a magic that brings only grave peril to those he loves. But in Alena he finds a woman of rare courage and awesome powers -- and a passion that enflames his soul. Now, Galen must battle not only his shadowy past, but his own flesh and blood, if he is to restore peace to his beloved land . . . and lay claim to a love that could bring distruction or sweet salvation to those who risk their hearts.