It felt like it took quite a while to get through this. I didn't know what was going on half the time.
Ardis is from America and is half Chinese (mom) with no idea who her father is. She has a picture and knows him as "Leo". She left America for Europe. She's a mercenary for the archmages. She's on a battle field in Transylvania after having killed her target (current job is assassin) when she comes across Wendel, a half dead necromancer. He tries to kill her by raising a dead dog. She ends up saving his life because she's superstitious about him coming back if she lets him die. He swears fealty to her for saving his life - until he can return the favor. It feels like she chases him the rest of the book. He's a killer, a liar and it seems somewhat of a whore but he feels bad about it.
Ardis seems way too naive and clueless to be a mercenary and still be alive. She's somewhat disgusted by Wendel's ability to control the dead, but they experience insta-lust. And then insta-love.
I gave two stars because I finished it.