Zak comes from a wealthy background, but was banished by his father because of his powers. Zak overwhelms himself in liquor and women, indulging in decadent orgies to drown out his sorrow and loneliness. He figures if he loses himself in twenty females at a time, there's no space or chance he'd lose his heart to one of them...although he longs...
Alluna has been trapped in a tower almost since birth. Always frightened and lonely, she longs for protection and affection. The woman she thinks is her mother warns her about how evil men are, how they will hurt her if she ever leaves the tower.
But when Alluna sees Zak for the first time, she realizes how pleasurable that hurt can be.
The story is filled with intrigue and twists. Alluna's 'mother' is an evil witch, gathering Davariel's lost disciples in hopes of unlocking the anti-Davariel from, Davariel's evil opposite from beyond the realm of mirrors, Leivarad. Remuel, Zakreel, and even Rowie's father Drakken make a comeback in this tale that will have you shivering under your covers at night.