Awyn has pledged himself to the demon Vyrde to protect his adoptive home and especially Marie, the woman he loves. Now the full story of Awyn and Marie’s first meeting unfolds. We knew Awyn saved Marie from a wild beast…but what saved her from him? And how did Awyn end up with a job on Marie’s family estate? Plus, Ashriel Housekeeper teaches the new young gardener a lesson he’ll never forget…!