Powerful witch Sofia Viera has loved warlock-werewolf half-blood Malcolm Brent for centuries, ever since they trained to become warlocks together. When Malcolm chose power over her and cast her aside, she vowed to forget him. For four hundred years, it worked. Until he forces her to return to him…
He’ll stop at nothing to have her back
Despite the fact that fate is prophesied to tear them apart, Malcolm refuses to be separated from Sofia any longer. After centuries alone, he wants everything from her. Her mind, body, soul. Her love. When he steals a dagger that she desperately needs in an attempt to draw her to him, he unwittingly unleashes a force of evil that will destroy everything she loves. He promises to help her save her village… For a price.
They first met 400 years ago whilst studying, but Malcolm arrogantly chose to believe that power would be his saving grace, whilst Sofia saw the bigger picture and walked away knowing she turned her back on love. Fast forward to present day and Malcolm can no longer ignore the fierce need he has for Sofia so tricks her into an alliance. Fate cannot be denied though and those to whom Sofia is indebted set an almost impossible task that will see these star crossed lovers risking everything.
I will start by admitting I wasn't too keen on Malcolm initially. He is selfish, arrogant, and generally needed a good shaking! He accepts great power at a huge cost and yet still yearns for that which he turned away. Sofia has always put love and duty first and her fierce determination to protect her village resonated with me. I admit I found it a tad difficult to believe in her feelings for Malcolm as he did/does possess a cold side (sorcerer). However, as I continued reading about the evil witches that feature in the story, I started to enjoy seeing this couple reconnect and there's no doubt it's a relationship full of passion . What really made it for me though, was seeing previous characters step up to help as it gave the series great continuity. As for the end? Well if you enjoy action with your paranormal, then the epic battle will please you, but for me it was all about the misaligned couple finally getting a chance at happiness.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.