In the second book, Laurel is kidnapped by a hybrid named Learden. When she believes all hope of escape is gone, she gives herself up to the feelings she has for her captor who has declared his intention to make her his mate. When Kianas comes back into her life she is torn between the two of them and they are both determined to kill one another to keep her.
As she continues to change, she realizes that it is not the blood she has taken from them but the planet itself that is changing her. Her linage and the prophecy have claimed her to be the one to bring freedom back to the people of this planet called Htrae. The king, however, has other plans for her as he plots to capture and possess her mind to prevent her from leading an army that even she is not prepared for. However, he has a secret weapon that could wipe out the inhabitants of Htrae, as it almost did once before.