Acclaimed author Cypress (Nightspell, 2011) creates a dangerous and eerie fantasy about murder, shocking discoveries, and fiery star-crossed romance. Teenage sorceress Ileni is losing her magic and everything that goes with it including her position, purpose and the young man she loves. She is sent to teach magic to a clan of assassins located in a cave deep within the mountains. Although she despises the assassins, Ileni is drawn to the unexpected joy in their lives, as well as their selfless dedication to a greater purpose. She is also attracted to Sorin, the deadly young man who could be the assassins' next leader.