Ignoring her mother's warnings, Tabeka forms a relationship with Lord Cidus Milhella, the man chosen for her by the gods as shown her by the goddess Rania. However, her vision does not prepare her for the terrible price she must pay. Betrayed by Cidus, disowned by her father and abandoned, Tabeka forges a life alone in the forests of Wildevein. Years later, Cidus seeks Tabeka's healing assistance to help his mate birth him a healthy heir. His request plants the seed for a plan of vengeance in Tabeka's heart—one that will destroy Cidus and his goal for Wildevein.