It is the name I pulled from thin air over five hundred years ago. I don't come from royalty--I come from the dregs of the ethereal. As the King's assassin, I have more blood on my hands than most. I don't deserve her. I don't deserve anyone. But I will keep her safe.
Even if I die trying.
My name sounds like the heroine of a historical romance novel - not that I read those or anything. My life so far: Dead parents? Check. Broken heart? Check. Evil mistress of darkness, hell-bent on power and thirsty for my death? Big. Honking. Check. But this mess won't get cleaned up by itself.
I've got a job to do.
As these two reluctant hearts fight their pull, they must decide if they want to fall apart in the midst of the chaos swarming around them or yield to their hearts...