Kali, warrior queen of Zudris, had her heart broken five years before when Gar, the warrior she’d chosen for her mate, walked away. Now he’d returned, bringing two priests of the Order of The Chosen One. The Order had singled her out to do their test, because of her Pantherinae blood, which marked her with eyes of a cat.
Walking away from Kali had been the hardest thing Gar had ever done. If he hadn’t, she would have depended on him and wouldn’t have grown into the strong queen she was.
Doing the test awakens something inside Kali. In her dreams, she meets an ancient Pantherinae shaman, who can shapeshift into a black panther. One who wants to claim her as his mate.