Thrust into the king’s Trials, Caitin was bitten and left to die. But the broody captain broke through the guards and ripped the gate off the arena to save her. In an act of vengeance, the king binds their souls together, forcing Caitin to survive or kill the man who saved her. Layke never thought the gods would bless him with a mate but there she was… standing before him, locked in the dungeons, tied as a participant in the king’s evil Trials. His heart skipped a beat, knowing he would do whatever he could to ensure she lives. Even bind his life to hers… In a last chance at survival, Layke helps Caitin escape but now he must tell her the truth. He’d already lost his kingdom, he couldn’t lose her too.