Samara, priestess to the Goddess of Death, has given up dreams of love and children—until she is rescued from the desert by a man who compels her to lie about what she is.
Darouk lost mother and father to death too soon, then his infant nephew. He’ll not risk losing a wife and children as well. He’d rather give his care and attention to things that last, building roads and dwellings for the realm of Nehmir.
But to save Nehmir’s king and queen and their chance at happiness, Samara and Darouk must honor death, then choose love.