In this heart-stopping continuation of the international best-selling Spindlewind trilogy, Rumpelstiltskin finds himself locked in a battle of blood, debts, and destiny.
For the past 19 years, Rumpelstiltskin has kept his promise to Laila, the miller's daughter. Her son, Tristan, must never know the dark deal they made surrounded by straw and gold.
But keeping the truth from a curious Tristan is the least of his troubles. He can't escape the chill of bodiless eyes watching him. Wanting him. Hunting him.
When an oracle confirms his greatest fear, she also confirms his greatest hope. A hope and desire he believed long dead.
Or is it a trick to lure him into what he wants most to avoid?
Unable not to take the risk, he descends into a realm rife with danger, dreams, and shadows to face the deity he despises: fate.
Soon, dream turns to nightmare as Rumpelstiltskin finds himself again propelled on a path he never wanted.
Caught between love and fate, Rumpelstiltskin must decide if he will choose the path to protect his own soul, or save that of the woman he damned.