To save her world, one woman's fierce quest will put her up against an ancient evil-and a desire too dangerous to deny. She is betrothed to Seattle's most feared shifter clan leader. Still, the Lady Lucia can never be the dainty aristocratic wife Emory Corbette thinks he needs. And as a malevolent, all-consuming monster plots to take hold of their shattered world, Lucia will risk her untapped powers to defeat it-and challenge the Raven King's seductive rule. No one in Emory's many lifetimes has ever defied him. Lucia's courage and strength are shaking his iron control to its core...?nd making him hungry for all she can give. But their only hope is a wrenching sacrifice that could unite humans and shifters in victory-or destroy everything Lucia and Emory desire most.