The old eddas speak of dreki — fabled creatures who haunt the depths of Iceland's volcanoes and steal away fair maidens.
Malin wants none of such myths. As a half-blood dreki, she's beneath the notice of the arrogant warriors who rule the skies — except for Sirius Blackfrost, the most ruthless dreki within the court. This dark prince watches her every move, but he's more villain than hero, and in her favourite fairy tales the servant never earns the prince's heart. But is there something more to the look in the Blackfrost's eyes?
To love her would be to curse her to a fate worse than death...
The second he saw her, Sirius knew her for his fated mate. But Malin is a nobody in the dreki court, and her very presence is a threat to his queen's ambitions for him. Forced to hide the truth and accept the match his queen has made for him — to mate with the princess Malin serves — he dares not reveal his heart.
But when the princess flees, he must find her — and his only clue is Malin, who aims to thwart him at every step. With danger surrounding them, they must forge a truce. But can she ever give this wicked prince her heart? Because, while Sirius's kiss burns through her like lightning, to love him would be to defy the stars themselves...
Join USA Today bestselling author, Bec McMaster, on a seductive journey through a mythic land, with a wicked prince who's never played the hero, a servant girl with a fate larger than she can believe, and an evil queen who threatens to tear them apart. Download this epic historical fantasy filled with magic and breathtaking romance today!
In her own words (from the author's official website):
"My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Australia with my boyfriend, a noisy cockatiel, and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen and haven’t looked back.
When I’m not writing I like to read, obsess over food blogs and my attempts at recreating their masterpieces, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted ... (more)