A Foothold In Two Different Worlds, And No Safety In Either…
I Live In A Time Of Uneasy Peace.
A fragile truce stands between humans, shifters, and the fae-touched—those who live in isolation from the outside world, relying on their Houses for loyalty and protection.
Unless, of course, you’re lucky enough to be an ungifted, like me.
Born of the fae but not blessed with their powers, I’ve grown up as an outcast. Humans don’t trust people with fae heritage, and the fae treat the ungifted like we’re second class—without power, I’m not worthy of carrying on the family legacy.
So, I said screw it. I’m determined to make my own fate.
Just as I’m about to start a prestigious internship and continue my quest to address interspecies conflict, my twin sister, heir to our family lineage and not an ungifted like me, gets murdered.
My trip back to House Rowan should be a short few days, just long enough to say goodbye and break free once more from the melodrama of the House I was raised in.
There’s just one hitch in my plan—Quinn, a fae-touched member of the Enforcer’s Guild assigned to investigate the killing. Quinn quickly starts finding excuses to stay close to me. Uncomfortably close. He claims he needs my help to figure out what happened to my sister, but it feels like something more is going on. And every time he gives me that sly, knowing smile, any resolve I have to avoid him melts away.