Anya’s icy world is about to heat up…
Former Kazakhstan, year 3145 A.D.
1,000 years ago, nuclear war destroyed the face of the earth. Now the earth is frozen in a permanent ice age.
Anya has loved Joshua for years. Unfortunately, he’s her protector, and became baron of Donetsk Territory when her father was murdered. According to the Old Barons’ Law, a romantic relationship between them is forbidden. However, breaking the law will probably never become an issue, for Joshua is determined to negotiate peace with their mortal enemy, Onred. Joshua presents Anya with a choice–marry the Altai baron in order to ensure peace for their territory, or else her people will continue to die in the bloody war.
Joshua must get Anya out of his territory before he does the unthinkable and breaks the protector’s sacred trust. When Onred proposes an end to centuries of brutal war, Joshua accepts the bargain. Bound by duty and honor to protect his citizens, and fulfill his sworn vows to Anya’s dead father, he will do what is right, no matter the cost to himself.
Should Anya accept her fate? Can Onred be trusted? Or is he a madman, who will drive their world to the brink of destruction?