"5 star classic" RT RT Career Achievement Award - Futuristic Romance RT Readers Choice Best Book Award A legendary warrior and a slave with dangerous secrets. Bound by a love neither expected or wanted. A need for revenge. Hunted by the Coalition and haunted by his past, Dax Silverbrake is determined that those who conquered his planet, almost completely destroying the Triotian people, will not enslave his young ward. But to rescue her, he must also rescue a woman who wears the notorious Coalition slave collar a woman whose secrets could destroy what is left of his soul. An unforgivable past. Once an integral part of the Coalition command structure, collared slave Califa Claxton hides secrets that could mean her death by rebels and the Coalition alike. Her biggest fear is that the one act of courage which left her collared may never be enough to erase the past or give her a future. One chance, two souls who need redemption. An unexpected and white-hot passion might change everything if they can put the past behind them and risk everything for the rebellion.