What a beautiful story! It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast sort of. Bowen is a protector to his mate Mariketa, afterall. Two centuries of his life is totally spent and wasted from grief because of some damn sorceress' spell!! Haxa had enchanted him to Mariah, the fey princess, years ago making Bowen think Mariah was his mate, but it almost destroyed him when she died. Haxa killed her and fed off his grief for centuries!She also used Bowen to get to Mariketa, the Awaited One. Mariketa is a witch, soon to become a powerful sorceress. They fall in love and this is their story...I LOVED IT!It's best to read this installment AFTER No Rest for the Wicked .