ORPHEUS — To most he’s an enigma, a devil-may-care rogue who does whatever he pleases whenever he wants. Now this loose cannon is part of the Eternal Guardians—elite warriors assigned to protect the human realm—whether he likes it or not.
Orpheus has but one goal: to locate a magical medallion with supernatural powers. He’s just not expecting a woman to get in the way, especially not a Siren as gorgeous as Skyla. Unable to resist her, the two become unlikely allies. He simply has no idea she’s an assassin sent to seduce, entrap, then ultimately destroy him.
Yet Skyla herself might have the most to lose. There’s a reason Orpheus feels so familiar, a reason her body seems to crave him. Perhaps he’s not the man everyone thinks…
Then again…maybe he’s exactly that man.
The truth could reveal a deadly secret as old as the Eternal Guardians themselves.
Naughton picks up the pace in her outstanding fourth paranormal (after Tempted) about the descendants of Greek gods, their lovers, and the world they're sworn to protect. Cynical half-daemon Orpheus is pursuing a lonely goddess who can help him free his Argonaut brother, Gryphon, from Hades. Along the way, Orpheus meets Skyla, a seductive Siren and one of Zeus's assassins who seeks the Orb of Kr nos, the powerful talisman that can free the Titans from their prison and destroy the world. As their mutual attraction grows amid clashes with power-hungry Hades and the warlock now inhabiting Gryphon's body, Skyla realizes that Orpheus is the reincarnation of her long-dead lover and this secret may lead to the world's undoing. Filled with sizzling romance, heartbreaking drama, and a cast of multifaceted characters, this powerful and unusual retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story is Naughton's best book yet.