A war is brewing. One that could end everything unless two men can learn to trust their hearts and break the barriers that separate them. A centuries-old feud has pitted BaKal-shifters-against Vamkir-vampires. Quinn has suffered the pain of the ongoing contention in ways that no man ever should. Once the respected son of the Vamkir king, his life was forever altered the day his father realized a truth of which even Quinn was unaware. As the BaKal ruler, it is up to Manning to seek justice for the vicious attacks the Vamkir have perpetrated against his kind, but his very beliefs are called into question when he discovers that his mate is also his enemy. To keep Quinn safe, he must learn to trust in the impossible-that love might exist beyond boundaries-for failure means the end of his future and that of the rest of his race.