Roland de Courtemanche had rejected Rhiannon's affections for centuries, banishing her to exist alone in eternal darkness. Yet now the man she loved and the boy in his care were in serious danger. For Rhiannon to stay away was impossible... Resisting Rhiannon took strength--strength Roland needed in order to protect his young ward. Yet to succumb to his desire and then cast her away would be to drive a stake through her heart...exactly what the avenging mortal on their trail had in mind for them all... For centuries, loneliness has haunted them from dusk till dawn. Yet now, from out of the darkness, shines the light of eternal life...eternal love.