Dragon shifter Stefan Baudin needs answers, and nothing – not even his twin brother – will stop him from finding them. As a boy, he watched his mother willingly walk out of his life, escorted by a contingent of unknown guards, taking all the knowledge of their heritage with her. Unless Stefan can locate her, his future is uncertain. But when he discovers the mysterious kingdom in the mountains rumored to be a dragon stronghold, he finds dangers he never expected and a woman who enthralls him as no other.
Isabela Florin is the only female in the Caeli Guard. She has fought her way up the ranks, determined to be the best. In so doing, she hopes to recapture the attention and respect of her parents—even if it means spying on the one man who awakens her desires. However, her commander has other plans for her: Marriage, so he can steal her magic and become the most powerful ruler of their time.
When Stefan and Isabela meet, neither want to admit the attraction brewing between them. But as they work together to defeat the evil surrounding the kingdom and to find the answers Stefan seeks, passion boils to the surface until they are forced to make a choice: die together or sacrifice their happiness for the chance to live.