The Darkling cupped my cheek with his hand, and when he spoke, his voice was almost tender. 'This is just the beginning,' he whispered.Alina thought she could run from her past and escape her destiny. She can't.Mal hoped he'd done enough to protect the girl he loved. He hadn't.The Darkling, more powerful than before, is hungry for revenge. He needs Alina.Soon Alina must choose between her country, her power, and the man she loves -- or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.