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As a second daughter, Grace Andreas never had to worry about the intrigues of the Elder Races. But when her sister, Petra, and Petra's husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children - neither of which she is prepared for.
Yet, she is not alone. Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid - driven by his genuine caring for the children - has decided to make himself a part of the household both as their guardian and as an exasperating counterpoint to Grace's impudence toward the Elder Races.
But when an attempt is made on Grace's life, she realises that Khalil is the only one who can protect her - and offer her more than a mortal man . . .
Harrison's fourth Elder Races paranormal (after Serpent's Kiss) is set in an intriguing world where human society knowingly intermixes, sometimes uncomfortably, with seven otherworldly groups. At age 23, college student Grace Andreas inherits the Power of the Oracle upon the death of her sister, Petra. She also gets custody of Petra's two children, four-year old Chloe and nine-month-old Max, and a pile of debt. Dealing with an all-powerful djinn is low on her list of priorities, but Grace has to admit she could use the protection offered by Khalil, Djinn Prince of House Marid, after a deadly argument erupts on her land. Besides, who wouldn't want a babysitter who can shape-shift into the world's most tolerant doggie-cat? Grace's human limitations are pushed to the edge as she learns to wield her new powers. Series fans and new readers alike will cheer her on.