A second chance. An old friend. A traitor.
With Sorcen's safety in Flare's capable hands, Arcana, Fenris and Caelum launch into space, hoping to lead Taelon far away from the ravaged planet. When Caelum points out that supplies are low, Arcana reluctantly agrees to seek sanctuary at the nefarious smuggler's port of Corrin's Run, where her old friend Burke holds court.
Fenris is desperate to regain Arcana's trust after the secrets he kept on Sorcen caused such chaos, but it's easier said than done - especially when Burke and her mate set out to seduce the intriguing Guardian for their own amusement. Determined to get off-station with minimal drama, Arcana turns a blind eye to Burke's machinations; or she would, if not for the ominous spy that keeps popping up, the dead warg in a storage locker, and the oddly phrased statements Burke keeps throwing her way.
Unravelling the mystery of Corrin's Run means delaying Fenris' return to the Timeless Kingdom, but Arcana soon realises that walking away might cost an old friend her life. When the choice is taken out of their hands, Fenris and Arcana will need to confront not only their own personal demons but the deep passion which threatens to bloom between them - or risk the complete and utter destruction of everything they hold dear.