Revenge. Celeste has crossed an ocean for it, erased her identity for it, entwined her fate with the bloodthirstiest pirate just for a chance at it. But time spent in such close quarters with murderers and thieves is beginning to play tricks with her sanity. How else to explain the stranger only she sees, the one who sees her, sees through her, his exquisite, brandy-colored eyes finding her again and again?
Orion is a time walker; a sworn protector of the human race. As long as Underworld creatures seek Celeste, he will be there to guard her. Orion senses something mysterious - and wrong - in Celeste's blood. It draws him like no other. And if he can sense its enormous power, the evil ones can, too.
Celeste refuses to forego her dangerous mission. Orion won't stop trying to protect her, even if it destroys him. Who will yield?