A first novel.
Kiera was desperate. The dreams that threatened to steal her soul had grown stronger in the short time since her beloved mother had died. Only if she could escape her abusive father and make her way to the witches rumored to inhabit the cities of the Blasphemers might she learn the secrets of the magic awakening within her. So when her cruel father sold her to a mercenary from the north, she went with her new husband willingly enough . . . or so it seemed.
The soldier Roshannon had no idea what made him bid for his drunken host's daughter. But when he woke the next morning to find her gone, he was compelled to pursue her, driven by the memory of her frightened face and the certainty that the two of them were somehow linked together. He had always been unusually lucky in battle; now he must pray that luck would help him track this most elusive quarry.