Prince of Storms. Lady of Shadows. God of Chaos.
Bound in eternal servitude by forbidden magics, dark fairy Liria Atlannon has no choice but to follow her mistress across the seas to Egypt, where Princess Ione of Atlantis will marry the great Pharaoh Taos and become Queen. All seems well until Set the Anarchist, god of war and chaos, tries to steal the Princess Ione from her own welcome banquet, forcing Liria to reveal that she's not just a handmaiden; she's a weapon.
As Commander of the Pharaoh's honour guard, it is Prince Raiden Horushood's duty to defend his brother at all costs - even if that means facing down a god he has no hope of defeating. Nobody is more surprised than he when Liria, the softly spoken handmaiden who spends most of her time staring at floor, not only turns Set away but injures him in the process.
With the threat of an unpredictable god hanging overhead, Raiden begs Liria to join the Pharaoh's honour guard. Though he's fascinated by glimpses of a woman who is as intelligent as she is powerful, there isn't time for charm - if they are to have any hope of protecting the Pharaoh and his Princess, then he and Liria must learn to work together.
Though Liria aches to become part of something greater, self-preservation dictates she stay far, far away from the vital, strong, and irritatingly handsome Prince Raiden. For if the warrior angel gets too close, he'll discover that the biggest threat to Merged Egypt is not Set at all - it is Liria Atlannon, damned by the magic which shackles her soul, steals her free will and shapes her actions... until all that remains is a shadow.