Wyc Kilth, heir to one of the five Ilyrian thrones, has spent years searching for the Mystic prophesied and matched to him. As a child, Bethany was hidden on another world. Now the future of Wyc's people depends on the success of him not only finding her, but convincing her to finish their Mating Rite and return to Ilyria.
Wyc is stunned by the mere sight of Bethany, and her reaction is just as explosive. Though denying his claim on her, she taunts him with the chemistry sizzling between them.
In keeping Bethany safe and fulfilling his mission, Wyc must overcome his ancient enemies, trained slayers, and a traitor within his trusted inner circle. But his most difficult obstacle is Bethany's refusal to accept him as her mate.
Knowing she is unable to ignore the need that rages between them, Wyc uses her desire to bind them together. Again and again, he pulls out her emotions through her body's reaction, determined to work his way so deep into her heart she will have no choice but to accept that he truly is her destiny.