Anya has had plenty of firsthand experience with the devastation of war...particularly the scent of blood as she laid her hands on fallen warriors, bringing them back to life. Resurrecting the dead is her gift, the special ability bestowed to every other generation of women in her family--and the reason Anya was taken from home to help her captors in battle. Now, they have brought Anya to a magical new land, intent on claiming it as they had claimed her.
But their arrival is not unexpected, especially to warrior Gray Wolf. The men with pale skin and hair had come before, promising friendship and trade, only to kill his people...including his woman. Now a shaman has warned Gray Wolf of the invaders' return--and about the woman who can make them invincible. His must kill Anya in order to save his people--but once he touches the ethereal beauty, he feels a connection to her more powerful than anything he's ever felt before. Torn between loyalty and passion, Gray Wolf must choose: fulfill his mission to protect his people, or save the one woman who can make him feel alive?