Quillan Sullivan never got over losing his twin brother years ago, but he hasn’t had to. Because Quillan can still see and speak with Riley, though no one else can.
He believes this gift is an accident until the haughty, vainglorious unrequited love of his life, Estella, returns to town and rips his world apart.
Estella loathes Quillan. She always has. But he alone holds the key to her greatest desire, and she’ll do anything to reach her aims, despite the dire warnings—and the terrible cost to Quillan.
Beyond New Orleans, Finn and Aleksandr are on a mission to rescue Anasofiya and bring her home. Finn tentatively accepts help from Nerys on the condition the Empyrean stop withholding secrets.
Nerys keeps her promise until an old companion sends her a series of horrifying visions revealing the latest menace to plague the Deschanels: a necromancer has emerged, and this ominous knowledge has fallen into the wrong hands.
Power and desperation weave the Deschanels and Sullivans down a perilous path as an ancient caution emerges.
Seduction to sinners. A legacy in splinters. Beware the myths of midwinter.