This was a bad idea. Syd’s not here. And I won’t put the rest of the family at risk without her around to protect them.
The back door opens, the motion-sensitive light coming on. I duck quickly to the side, hiding in the shadows with Sage shaking beside me, while a dark figure steps out into the yard. She looks worried, one hand clutching the door, the other clenched at her side. Dark, straight hair shivers around her as she takes another half-step onto the patio stones, the light reflecting from her dusky skin.
“Charlotte?” Sashenka Hensley’s whisper carries into the night, backed by a thread of power, seeking me. She’s dressed for bed, feet bare, but she looks wide awake. “Charlotte, is that you?”
Sage has completed his transformation, but their troubles aren’t over yet. While trying to convince the powers that be he is no threat to the werenation, Charlotte must face her past head on and survive to reinvent herself, all while saving her grandfather from the clutches of a power-hungry sorcerer and the werewolf who would be king.