Telyn Gwndal is a woman with everything to lose. Phoenix Telyn Gwndal has finally accepted the Majik that's her birthright. But when her desire to finish her father's quest sends her into the beleaguered Borderlands, she's about to discover Fate has quite different plans from the ones she made -- they involve a man she promised herself never to love, and a proud people she can't turn her back on. Can Telyn escape Destiny's designs with her heart still intact? Nacaris Onarchar is a man with something to prove. Rejection isn't something Nacaris Onarchar has ever dealt with well, and the woman he wants more than anything keeps running away from him. The last time she ran, he promised himself he was done with her. But when she rode back into his life to return a missing child, he realized letting her go was the biggest mistake he ever made. Can he convince Telyn to give them a chance, before the war brewing around them tears them apart again?