I’ve never been afraid of the dark, because I am relentless in the night. This world, my world, is a black hole of death and despair. No one knows it better than me. But my Alyson Scarpati is a blinding light. Her innocence captured my heart the moment I saw her. She vanquishes the shadows and leaves an uneasiness burning inside me. Her father wants to give her away as a gift to the highest bidder? But all he wants is a profitable alliance. Not if I have anything to say about it. Her protection is my reverence. And when she tells me about our little secret nothing, not even our families will get in the way. She’s my Little Lamb. And I will be her Lion.