Lily Ayres, Sanguis Ancilla to Krieger Barnes, has retreated into her work in the royal archives, hiding from the king and the intense emotions he arouses in her. How long can she deny the desire she feels for him?
Krieger Barnes, Vampire King of North America, has shared his blood with Lily, his kingdom, and his heart. Unable to resist the pull of her being any longer, he commands her to his chambers determined to make her his, in all ways.
Merlin, the King’s advisor, struggles to contain the dark magic which flows within him and the knowledge of what must be done.