Smoke can infiltrate even the best closed-off room, just like love.
Trygve is used to be on his own. His wife rejected him when he became a draugr around the year 800, and he hasn’t trusted anyone but his best friend, Thorvald, since then. He lives and works alone, and he has no intentions on changing that.
Then he meets Isaac.
Isaac’s life has been rotten—he got kicked out by his parents when he was sixteen, he was kidnapped from the streets at twenty, and he spent the last eight years chained to a wall and being abused. So when a tall, blond man, appears out of thin air and kills the man who had been tortured Isaac for so long, he begs for death—or to be taken away.
Trygve knows he should dump Isaac in a hospital and go back to his solitary life, but Isaac needs help, and for some reason, he seems to trust Trygve, so Trygve lets him stay with him. Neither of them expects their unlikely friendship will become more, and they take things slowly, for both their sakes.
But someone is after Isaac, and Trygve knows he will do anything to do to protect the first person he’s loved in more than a thousand years.
Even if that anything is killing people he’s not being paid to kill.
Love can be like a storm—dangerous and unexpected, yet soothing and powerful.
Thor needs to find someone who can grant Isaac, his best friend’s boyfriend and a human, immortality. It’s not something he’s had to worry about before, but he wants to do this for Tryg.
Cecil is running from his brother. He’s been running for decades, and he’s relieved to have an opportunity to stop for a while when Thor contacts him. He meets Thor and his friends in Brussels—and so does Fabrice, his brother.
Cecil is used to being on the run, but he’s usually alone.
He’s made Isaac immortal, and Thor and Tryg want to thank him by helping him to get rid of his brother. Fabrice is powerful, though, and none of them know exactly how much, not even Cecil.
But they’re going to find out.