England, Year of 1275 Sir Kenrick of Clairmont is a former Knight of the Temple of Solomon. He spent six months in Silas de Mortaine's dungeon enduring daily beatings and sessions of torture before he had been rescued by his sister, Ariana, and his brother-in-law, Braedon. (Book One) Kenrick is now consumed by the need to locate the Dragon Chalice. Four magical cups that, when combined, make up the one called the Dragon Chalice. The Chalice is a mystical treasure said to grant its bearer unlimited power. De Mortaine already has one of the four cups. Kenrick possesses one as well. They race to locate the two remaining. But de Mortaine has advantages. He is a wealthy man who deals in dark magic and commands a small army of mercenary, changeling beasts. Haven is caught up in the battle for the Chalice. She survives a raid by changeling demons, but due to an infected stab wound ends up wandering in a state of delirium at Greycliff, where Kenrick finds her. Haven awakens in Clairmont Castle where a caring Ariana tends her wounds and a raging Kenrick demands answers about the raid that killed his friend, Rand, and Rand's entire family. Problem is that Haven's high fever has scorched her memory of that fateful night. A tenuous trust forms between Haven and Kenrick. He gives her protection while her memory of the horrors she witnessed slowly returns. Passion erupts between the two, but the memories hidden in her past will threaten their bond of trust, if it does not kill them first. ***** Ariana and Braedon, the main characters of the first book, "Heart Of The Hunter", returns as secondary characters in Kenrick's story. You do not have to read the first book to understand what is happening in this one. Yet I strongly recommend that you do so. Several surprise twists are woven into this intricate tale of dark magic and romance. There is never a dull moment within this powerful epic, so expect no breathing room. Do not begin reading until you are assured hours of uninterrupted time. The talents of Tina St. John will keep you on the edge of your seat and urging your imagination to believe in magic! ***** Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.