For Aodh, the answer is clear. Trapped in a magical prison on an island thousands of years in the past, time has become his enemy. The only person who can save him is Neph, an old lover he didn't exactly part on good terms with who is also one of the twin leaders of the nymphaea.
Neph, however, has a different view of time. Time is what allows him to court Vrishti, Aodh's fated mate and a powerful ursa princess. But as long as she remains a virgin, her true power will remain trapped inside her. It's practically Neph's duty to help her unleash it.
They'll need her power for the coming war. Their mortal enemy looms ever closer. Every strategy is fair game now, not just on the battlefield--but in love as well.
For the first time in Neph's and Aodh's storied history, sharing a third might just be the charm.