Iris is Alfar, the only race that can open bridges between the Nine Worlds. On the morning she first meets Heimdal, Watcher of Asgard, she is smitten by his golden good looks and charmed by his quiet confidence. When tragedy strikes her world, she is forced to flee with him to his. Heimdal is sworn to protect Asgard but soon struggles to take his duty as seriously as his growing feelings for Iris. And Loki? He can't decide whether to let Iris redeem him or punish her for trying. Swept up in a decades-old conflict, Iris is caught between a god she might love and a friend who could be either victim or villain. With her heart and possibly her life on the line, she must learn to discern truth from lies—because trusting the wrong person could destroy entire worlds.