Friend. Lover. Warrior. Magnus Tyrix is on his way home for the first time in eight years when he finds her purely by accident-Kymber Oryx, fighting off a band of vigilante thieves. He'd been told she was dead, killed on the battlefield of Marilian ten years ago, her body buried in a mass grave. Stepping in to save her from the thieves, he soon discovers she is a fragile shadow of the woman he once loved. Magnus attempts to help her get on her feet, but Kymber is struggling with a brutal past. Try as she might, she can't seem to find the heart that once beat inside her. The heart of a warrior. The one Magnus remembers. The one he truly wants. If lies and treachery tore them apart, a mutual purpose will reunite them. Silverlight, Kymber's beloved sword, still hangs upon the enemy's wall. Will they sacrifice the future to retrieve a piece of the past?