When the monsters came, I lost all hope.
None of us expected we would get help.
That we would be saved…
And that help would come from a most unlikely source.
The Vullan are huge. Scary.
They look like demons…yet, they saved us.
They saved me.
But the fight isn’t over yet. We’re still being invaded.
I have to focus on surviving and helping the Vullan save my planet…my race.
There is no space for any other thoughts.
So why do the eyes of a certain demon catch my gaze?
And why doesn’t his attention make me want to flee?
The little female is tenacious but that does not erase that fact that she is…little.
Smaller than the others.
Too small for bonding. That alone should dissuade me.
Yet, she draws my attention.
And when she sticks out that tiny pink tongue of hers right at me, I know I cannot stop the wheels she set in motion.
Whether she likes it or not, I want her even if I must not have her.
When the scourge that has invaded her planet come to get her, my decision is easy.
They will not take what is mine.
I’m running again. Running. Running.
The danger at my back is the only thing spurring me on because my body will give up soon.
Because I’m dying and the world is ending.
I might not make it.
And when a demon appears before me, I know my time is up.
I’m not going down without a fight.
But no one warned me that demons don’t only devour your soul…sometimes…they consume your heart as well.
No mate has called to me, and I tell myself I do not need one.
As I stare into the darkness, images of Edooria’s fall replay in my mind.
That is why I am here.
I failed to protect my kin. My home.
I watched it all fall.
And my punishment is to do everything I can, even if it means giving up my life, to make the Gryken pay.
The pleasure of a female…a mate…is off limits until I serve my sleekt and fulfill this task.
She calls to me. No other female has dared come as close as she has, and now that I have touched her, I do not want to let her go.
The war has begun.
While my brethren find mates with these new hyu’mankin, I want nothing to do with such relations. There is only one need within me and I have been waiting for a long time to sate it—a need for WAR.
And I get a taste. It is a sweet fire that fills my soul as I destroy the beings who have ripped my world apart. I will know nothing sweeter…
That is…until she wakes.
When Mee’na escapes from Base Zero, I am the only one who can retrieve her. A traitor. She colludes with the very beings I have vowed to destroy. And my vengeance knows no bounds.
I will find her.
I will bring her back.
And she will pay.
But that sweet fire, that taste of war, is nothing like the fire I encounter on my quest. I am suddenly fighting two battles, and the one that will claim my heart, my soul, is the one I cannot afford to lose.