King Talin wanted the irresistible beauty as his own. He would capture and claim her as his concubine, even if it meant starting a war with the humans beyond Shadowmere. As a mighty Golden Griffin--one of the strongest clans--what did he have to fear from the weak mortals? He would have anything his heart craved, and what he wanted was the princess.
Princess Aliya is stunned by the bold beastman. She never imagined the creature of her nightmares could look so human, or that she'd find herself drawn to his seductive possession.