Series: The Rose Chronicles #1
"She clings to life as tenaciously as the rose which grows from the cold, inhospitable graveyard soil," spoke the stranger at her side. "A graveyard rose!"
In a world where the undead and other demonic creatures run at large, the Guardians, a special rank of men are all that stand between the citizens of Maldorfina and the legions of monsters that hide in the deep, dark Carpathian forests.
Seventeen year old Lenara Gerrickson, a lone female Guardian, struggles to maintain her position while going on her own secret missions into the dark woods. Betrayed in love, all she has is family and honor.
As she rides out to face the threat of a new breed of werewolves, her intuition warns her against unforeseen horror. Her very existence comes under peril…until the day fate puts her in the path of a masked man. Can she find love in this dark and desolate world, or will she perish in the line of duty? Here begins the incredible tale of a lost maiden, and a mysterious, gentleman who calls himself a beast...