When an unnatural eclipse hangs in the sky, portending doom, Ryllana is chosen to be sacrificed to ensure her land and her people’s survival. She expects her fate will bring a swift, violent death at the claws of the god Teppal’s beast. But though the beast comes to claim her, he does not devour her. Instead, he carries her away to his castle.
There, she waits for him to return and demand the sacrifice required of her. In the meantime, she finds a companion in the beast’s human servant, Draig, who surprises Ryllana with his tenderness and compassion. Despite herself, she begins to fall for him–but the beast still waits, and the secrets Draig is keeping might destroy everything she loves.