Skye is willing to give Khalen all the time he needs to make up his mind about their inevitable union. What she doesn't count on is his rash decision to give her away to his closest friend. Khalen knows he cannot protect her. His gift to Aidan, however, is not well received and Skye decides to leave the clan. This is something Khalen never considered. What started out as a sacrifice to save the female he loves, ends at the gateway of hell from which he may never escape. Will Khalen earn her trust again, or has he lost her forever to the cunning ways of the Shadows?