The darkest heart . . . Everything that Randwulf of Greycliff loved was torn from his grasp in a night of fire and terror. His wife and child slain, his manor destroyed, Rand now lives for one thing alone: revenge on the man who ordered the attack. Armed with a fragment of the legendary Dragon Chalice--the object his enemy most desires--Rand embarks on a deadly voyage to trap his foe. He will avenge his family . . . and let no one stand in his way.
The brightest hope . . . On a stormswept shore in the wilds of northern England, a gentle maiden discovers a man lying on the beach, shipwrecked and in need of care. But helping him is forbidden. Serena has the gift of Knowing: with a mere touch, she can see all the secrets in a man's heart. It is a gift that has kept her secluded from the outside world, wary of those who would use her powers for their own gain. But Rand's wounded heart beckons, and his passionate nature draws her to him--daring her to surrender to a dangerous seduction that could destroy them both . . . .