Wren knows well the dangers of the old forests all around her people. She has never strayed from the path… until now. Caught in the grip of the forest’s ancient magic, she enters into the realm of one of the old gods of the land – a god who will claim her innocence, body and soul, her fertile purity offered up in exchange for all that her family takes from the forest. By the oldest rules she has the chance to deny his claim, but will she?
Ninia is the Bride: untouched, beautiful, and chosen as the annual sacrifice to the god of fertility and the fields. Her purity will be offered up on his earthen altar, and if he is pleased with her, the bounty he sows in her womb will ensure her people’s prosperity for another year. The god of the fields is more than she ever imagined, however. Her divine husband for one day, in exchange for the blessing of a year – but can Ninia dare to ask for more?