If you had run from everything you’d ever known to avoid assassination, would you ever want to return? One demon must decide in this new urban fantasy series!
After nearly one hundred years of exile, the demon Michael Gilbert had developed a fondness for his adopted home in the Human Realm, and established a delicate peace with the local Temple. He respected them and their duty to keep demons from coming through the nearby gate to exploit and terrorize humanity, and they in turn grudgingly trusted him after so many years not to suddenly become a threat. So when he turns a corner and steps into the end of a brutal battle fought by the local Priestess and her Guardians against some grossly oversized demon-hounds, he impulsively defends the humans, then reluctantly agrees to a dying Guardian’s last wish: that Michael himself take on a Guardian’s duty.
The demoness that bred the hounds, however, has one last pack to unleash and a grand scheme that involves Michael himself as a linchpin. She wishes to seduce him into joining her and offers him an opportunity to return to his clan and his homeland— not just to stay, but possibly to rule with her at his side. Now, branded by a Guardian’s Mark, sworn to protect a human Priestess, and subjected to intense scrutiny from the Temple Elders, he is offered a chance to resume the life he had been forced to flee a century ago. Now Michael— and everyone around him— must ask: what exactly is it that he wants?