Crystal scientist Gina Petrillo scoffs at the fortuneteller's words, until a seemingly harmless gem launches her into a world where crystals are magic. She soon finds herself imprisoned by a powerful rogue wizard. Gina's captor is convinced she is a sorceress from beyond the web, but in Derrin's land a woman's power is considered unstable and dangerous. He believes Gina was summoned by a prominent member of the Wizards' Council-a corrupt mage who seeks to use Gina's knowledge of crystals as a bridge to endless power. Gina's presence in Derrin's world is an aberration, one that is rapidly unbalancing the life essence of the land. He vows to open a path to her world and seal the rift behind her. If his efforts fail, he will have no choice but to kill her. Derrin's effort to free Gina from a spell cast by his rival creates an erotic mind link usually reserved for bonded lovers. The link is overwhelming, frightening and uncontrollable, but Gina and Derrin have little choice but to accept it. Their hearts and bodies meld passionately as destruction sweeps over the land and their enemy draws ever closer. Time is running out.