Lysette could not ignore the intense attraction she felt for Katar, the mountain Prince of Treborel. The very moment their eyes met a sharp grip of excitement and anticipation ran through Lysette's entire being.
Katar felt the same sting of emotion despite the knee Lysette shoved into his groin in an attempt to be free of his iron grasp. Attracted by her beauty and stubborn intellect Katar couldn't help but pursue her. Yet he knew there was no chance for a future with Lysette.
She was a surgeon from the modern world. Katar's people relied strictly on the ancient art of the Empathic Healing. They had no need for modern medicine. Yet he could not deny his desire for Lysette. His only hope was to find some common ground the two could share. As their romance blooms an assassination attempt on Bantors pregnant Queen Elsebeth sparks a chain of events that lead to continental war.
The war escalates as Lysette befriends several of Treborels Empaths, determined to learn more about their mysterious healing techniques. Lysette accompanies the Empaths to a medical unit near the front lines where they are captured by Bantor's Elite Guard. Lysette's worse fears are realized as the psychotic Commander Connor, bent on vengeance against Katar tortures and kills Lysette's transport crew right before her eyes. While in captivity, Lysette struggles to save Queen Elsebeths newborn twins.
As Katar races against time to rescue Lysette. She is told he has married another and begins to lose hope. Lysette allows herself to grow closer to the last remaining prisioner, an Empath named Andru. Will Katar reach her before her usefulness as a doctor is no longer needed and her torturous death begins? If Katar is able to save her, will he find she has given her heart to another before she discovers the truth about him?