Ira was born in a middle form, stuck between a man and a wolf his entire life. After coming of age he decides to leave his birth pack and find one where he can find more than tolerance. What he finds is a pack that doesn't know what to make of him, and the perfect alpha who he will do anything to prove he is worth keeping.
Lee has been going through the same routine in his life. Seeing his friends find love has made him question his own choices and when he meets Tris at the friday night bonfire he is captivated at first sight. One kiss is all it takes for him to want her for his own, and after that night he thinks he's found his cinderella and his one chance at love. What Lee doesn't know is that some princesses have much bigger secrets than being covered in soot.
This story of two men begins in the 1930s turbulent prewar Europe. One is Moscow born Vladek’s coming of age tale. He studies German, works for Soviet intelligence during World War II and eventually moves to USA. The other is Franz, a teacher in Berlin who escapes to Moscow after a scandal involving a student, the son a Nazi official. He becomes Vladek’s teacher, mentor and more.