For centuries, Dethan has been trapped in a fiery inferno for defying the gods and snatching the power of immortality. Condemned to have his battle-hardened body licked by flames only to regenerate and be consumed all over again, Dethan has lost all hope-until the Goddess of Conflict appears. She will release him from torment-if he'll use his power and strength as a warrior to raise an army and defeat a fierce enemy faction of gods. Free to live as a man once again, Dethan meets Selinda-heir to the throne of Hexis-and his thoughts quickly turn from the conquest of cities to the conquest of this headstrong beauty. Betrothed to a cruel, calculating powermonger, Selinda needs a champion, and so Dethan enters into another bargain: If she will share her bed-and her body-with him, Dethan will save her city from destructive forces within and without. As the lovers ignite a searing passion, Dethan will risk all-even the wrath of the Goddess of Conflict-for a chance to make Selinda his forever.