I have enjoyed the other books in the Legacy series, and have gobbled up JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series with huge enjoyment, but this one had such a small cast of characters, none of whom I knew. This book makes no reference to characters or places from previous stories, so it's like a stand alone. Ahlan has been abducted and is being tortured in a secret dungeon by the evil Chalen and his minions. By the time his sister, Ahmare finds his whereabouts, he is close to death. Chalen strikes a deal with Ahmare to bring him back the prized 'beloved', and Ahlan will be freed. She can take prisoner, Duran along on the journey as he will know the way. He has nothing but vengeance on his mind and doesn't expect the beautiful Ahmare to want anything personal to do with him. Suspense and adventure. Certainly plenty of blood.