Enraged at being torn from his own realm on the very eve of battle, Killian was prepared to dispense with the human swiftly and return. Princess Tyra was anything but a helpless mortal female, however. The spell she cast upon him set him at odds with his master's command and his own needs. He struggled with it but discovered there was no fighting the burning need to 'adore' his beloved.
Accused of witchcraft, Lilith, the lady of the forest, is offered to the demons that dwell within the Labyrinth of the Beasts. It is the Hawkin, Gaelen, guardian of the gateway, who comes to collect her.