Can I make this sacrifice? Do I have a choice? I’m Star Kin. Shaken by his absence while he faced the Craevyrn Elders, Cassie Stone still fears she may lose Alex Grayson for good, despite his triumphant return. When Alex reveals the Craevyrn plan for her, Cassie believes her worst nightmares are coming true. Her own dreams about her future contradict both the Craevyrn and Alex’s opposing wishes. She must decide what she wants—and soon. Determined to keep Alex in her life, and fascinated by her reignited feelings for him, Cassie allows herself to fall into his arms—and his bed. But Cassie’s actions, both now and in the past, have unexpected consequences, leaving Cassie struggling to resolve her options, and placing her friends in harm’s way. “You can’t seriously think you have any power here?” When the sudden appearance of an old enemy throws her human friends into danger, Cassie must put herself at risk to protect those she loves. Can she save her friends from her tormentor? Will her carefully trained gifts and determination overcome her much stronger enemy? Can love prevail when she thinks all is lost? And will Cassie reach her promising future when the past has other plans for her?