After a century spent as a tree, Finn awakens into a world she barely recognizes. In fact, she barely even recognizes herself. Dark shadows seem to haunt her every step, pushing her toward a past she’s forced herself to forget.
Iseult claims to be a sellsword, but he seems to know more about Finn’s past than she does. Unfortunately he doesn’t know about the bounty on her head, but two thieves in disguise do, and they plan to act.
In order to survive, Finn must rediscover the hidden magics she doesn’t want. She must unearth her deepest roots to expose the phantoms of her past, and to face the ancient prophecy slowly tightening its noose around her neck.
The first time Maddy accidentally killed someone, she passed it off as a freak accident. The second time, a coincidence. But when she’s kidnapped and taken to an underground realm where corpses reanimate on their own, she can no longer ignore her dark gift.
The first person she recognizes in this horrifying realm is her old social worker from the foster system, Sophie, but something’s not right. She hasn’t aged a day. And Sophie’s brother, Alaric, has fangs and moves with liquid feline grace.
A normal person would run screaming into the night, but there's something about Alaric that draws Maddy in. Together, they must search for an elusive magical charm, a remnant of the gods themselves. Maddy doesn’t know if she can trust Alaric with her life, but with the entire fate of humanity hanging in the balance, she has no choice.
The Empire rules with an iron fist. The Valeroot elves have barely managed to survive, but at least they’re not Arthali witches like Elmerah. Her people were exiled long ago. Just a child at the time, her only choice was to flee her homeland, or remain among those who’d betrayed their own kind. She was fine living out her solitary life in a swamp until pirates kidnap her and throw her in with their other captives, young women destined to be sold into slavery.
With the help of an elven priestess, Elmerah teaches the pirates what happens to men who cross Arthali witches, but she’s too late to avoid docking near the Capital. While her only goal is to run far from the political intrigue taking place within, she finds herself pulled mercilessly into a plot to overthrow the Empire, and to save the elven races from meeting a bloody end.
Elmerah will learn of a dark magical threat, and will have to face the thing she fears most: the duplicitous older sister she left behind, far from their home in Shadowmarsh.
Xoe has a problem. Scratch that, she has many problems. Her best friend Lucy is romantically involved with a psychotic werewolf, her father might be a demon, and the cute new guy in her life is a vampire.
When Xoe’s father shows up in town to help her develop her magic, it’s too little too late. She’s already started unintentionally setting things on fire, and he lost her trust a long time ago.
Everything spirals out of control as Xoe is drawn deeper into the secrets of the paranormal community. Unfortunately, her sharp tongue and quick wit won’t be enough to save Lucy’s life, and Xoe will have to embrace her fiery powers to burn her enemies, before her whole world goes up in flames.ecially in short paragraphs.
Liliana is trapped alone in the dark. Her father is dead, and London is very far away. If only she hadn’t been locked up in her room, reading a book she wasn’t allowed to read, she might have been able to stop her father’s killer. Now he’s lying dead in the next room, and there’s nothing she can do to bring him back.
Arhyen is the self-declared finest thief in London. His mission was simple. Steal a journal from Fairfax Breckinridge, the greatest alchemist of the time. He hadn’t expected to find Fairfax himself, with a dagger in his back. Nor had he expected the alchemist’s automaton daughter, who claims to have a soul.
Suddenly entrenched in a mystery too great to fully comprehend, Arhyen and Liliana must rely on the help of a wayward detective, and a mysterious masked man, to piece together the clues laid before them. Will they uncover the true source of Liliana’s soul in time, or will London plunge into a dark age of nefarious technology, where only the scientific will survive?