The Phoenix and the Falcon is a romance despite the harshness of its setting. Helena and Valamir come together in a maelstrom of destruction as Attila the Hun sweeps across the steppes of Russia. Attila's cousin shatters Helena's life through violence. The depth of her loss awakens a sinister ancestral ability. Yet, Valamir, an Ostrogoth allied to Attila, rekindles in Helena the possibility of life, and even love. Still, she remains at war within herself. Despite her growing feelings for Valamir, she remains trapped by her grief and her thirst for closure through revenge. Filled with action, this vel combines sexual tension with a clash between the forces of light and dark as Helena struggles for the courage to return to the world of the living.