Can his first love be his second chance?
Theocles, a mercenary in war-torn Ancient Greece, has lost faith in the gods, the world and himself. Trapped in a cycle of violence that’s wearing away his principles, he seems destined to lose his humanity…until his long-forgotten past resurfaces and everything changes.
Hali, a minor god of the peaceful deep sea, has spent fifteen years on a quest to save his childhood sweetheart. A shapeshifter with bottomless compassion, he longs to embrace Theo with human arms and warm tentacles—to help his lost love finally find peace.
Instantly attracted to this familiar stranger, Theo is torn between the love he longs for and the only life he knows. The scars of war cut deep and Theo’s only “friend” whispers poison in his ear. With Theo’s soul and Hali’s life on the line, can this mercenary find redemption? Or will he truly become the monster he fears he is?
Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence, assault, war, and animal slaughter. There are instances of abuse, grooming, and expressions of homophobia.