As strange monsters terrorize the land of Cornovii, the life of an exiled mage is thrown into turmoil when a half-dead warrior is brought to her door. Tapping into the depths of her magic, Lady Inanuan of Thorn inextricably links her life force to Marcach, Captain of the King’s Guards, pulling him away from the jaws of death. However, the witch soon learns that you can’t escape your fate in the Black Forest—even if you’re friends with the Forest God himself. Summoned to appear before the Magical Council to answer for her past, things are further complicated on the journey when Ina must use the forbidden spell once again to heal the captain’s best friend, Ren. However, for the harbinger of Chaos, no good deed goes unpunished when the connection her magic forges with both men awakens not only dark desires, but also an ancient bloodline that creates an intense rivalry between the two warriors. As Ina struggles to fight her passion for Marcach and Ren, she must follow the clues to uncover the truth behind the plague of monsters roaming the land. But will the witch who doesn’t believe in love be able to deny her feelings as she attempts to clear her name, or will the kingdom fall before she can solve the mystery?