Cast’s second book in her epic fantasy series is set in a world filled with beauty, danger and cruelty and begins only hours after Moon Chosen (2016) ended. Once sworn enemies, Nik and Mari are now allies, finding strength in their differences and vowing to unite and build a new and better world. Power-hungry Thaddeus targets Mari for the power he believes she’s stolen from him and will do anything to get it back, even if it means destroying everything in his path. There is only one way to stop him, but it means a harrowing journey for Mari and Nik into the heart of darkness. Meanwhile, Dead Eye becomes a willing vessel for the newly awakened god, Death who has plans of his own and will use whatever and whomever he must, including the mad Thaddeus.