The goddess of Love is dying. Plagued by the only illness that can kill a mythical creature, Lavinia's heart and soul are on the line. Desolation is the erasure of everything she is, and all that she might do. Trapped by an apathy that eats away at her powers there seems to be no cure.
Gage Rebeau is the Asesino. A half-breed of god and were he was raised by the Fates to carry out their dirtiest deeds. Now, Gage is the only hope Lavinia has left. He might know the way to cure Desolation and restore her, but the road will be a long and dangerous one for them both.
A mystical journey lies ahead, taking Gage and Vinnie on a quest to discover the cure for a disease that no god has ever survived. The truths they come to discover shake the foundation of who they are and what they believe. Only one thing is clear. Sometimes love hurts.