Spieron Virche has served his coven as an enforcer for less than a decade when he’s given the honorable task of helping a gargoyle elder. To his surprise, erasing the memory of the man threatening the other paranormal gives him an outsider’s glimpse into a human who piques his interest—Albert Lindson. When Spieron is asked to lead the way to Albert, he’s more than eager to do so. As soon as he meets the man, Spieron suspects the reason for his interest. He takes advantage of the man’s shock at his son’s unexpected arrival to taste the human’s blood, and his world is turned upside down. Albert is Spieron’s beloved, the other half of his soul. Too bad the aging mountain man is settled in his solitary life and expects to die alone within a few years. Can Spieron find a way not only to draw Albert back into the world but convince him that his life is far from over…in fact, could it be just beginning?