In a land ravaged by civil war, the Mage King Kedehen initiates a ruthless purge of the magas. Eolyn, last daughter of the magas and sole heiress to their millennial tradition of magic, seeks refuge in the vast and impenetrable South Woods.When she meets the mysterious Akmael, heir to the throne of this violent realm, she embarks upon a path of hope, seduction, betrayal, and war. Desire draws Eolyn toward Akmael's dark embrace, but fate binds her to Corey of East Selen, a cunning mage whose ambition challenges the limits of love and loyalty. Can she trust either man? Hunted in a realm of powerful mages and brutal deceptions, Eolyn must find her own path to freedom or she will burn on the pyre.