Xander Stryker has lost it all... Now, living in the forest with a pack of therions, he sees little purpose in moving forward. With his legacy nearly forgotten, Xander spends his nights writing letters in a hope to cure a guilty conscience while searching for Estella. However, when a ragtag group of mythos appears on his turf begging for his help in stopping a new enemy, Xander is thrown into making a decision that could end it all. A choice that could change his life forever... *** Estella Edash swore to never forgive Xander... Now, surviving the elements has never been rougher for the new vampire and the need to feed has never been more destructive to her. With hope and even less comfort, she spends each night hoping it will be her last. However, when she finds herself confronted by her warring emotions, can she find the strength to t only forgive but to fight for the one thing that brings hope. A choice that could change her life forever... *** With the enemy and the binds of love growing stronger, can the unlikely crew find a way to survive the destruction at hand? Or has the Crimson Shadow's legacy finally reached its end?