Darkness rules her life. A pitiless man wants her body.
A Daemon craves her heart.
Raised within a regimented society of mages on the obsidian island of Malvaar, Cytriah, a young soul-catcher, is determined to attain the elite female rank of Exalted, hoping her soul-bewitching voice and strict upbringing will be enough.
It cannot be.
One chilling event from her past unravels her life, thread by thread. After her first grave mistake, Cytriah knows it won’t be long before she’s forced to serve Malvaar with her body, given over to men she won’t be able to choose and bear children she will never see.
Death would be kinder – if kindness were in fashion on Malvaar.
As she makes a risky move to save herself, she unearths a dangerous contradiction to everything she has been taught. A secret she cannot ignore or forget. A truth that will drag her down the deadly path of blasphemy, forbidden affection and spilled blood…