In a land where no war has come for a thousand years, prosperity reigns. But not all citizens of the Gaspari Dominion have benefitted equally. For orphaned Leila, a dark child in a white world, her first chance for happiness comes only when she is taken in by the Night Guild – an organization of thieves that holds the City of Marsine in an iron grip. But once again all she loves is taken from her, and she has to go on the run. Now she’s on the lookout for the main chance – and desperate to find a place where she can be truly free. Yet the Shadow God, displaced from the Dominion’s pantheon centuries before, has other plans for her. She must help him return to his former power, or die in the attempt.