Defend humanity or give in to passion. The human she protects is a target; her former love, Vaden, a Dark Demigod, the assassin. While the world marches toward war, Zia’s rekindled feelings for Vaden are stoked by his offer of union. Vaden’s thirst for Zia’s touch is only matched by his desire for bloodshed. Now the world and humanity hang in the balance. Will Zia’s devotion to duty deliver her? Or will her love doom an entire world?