"Thrilling suspense and strong characters ensnare the reader right from the start in this exciting urban fantasy” from the author of Flesh and Bone (InD’tale).
With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood, her existence is cursed . . .
When Gray awakens from a three-year spell-induced coma, she not only discovers her lover as the one responsible, but that he has joined with a dangerous organization, the Consilium, to help them create a new breed of hybrid demons. Humans and Witches are being taken against their will, and fear is growing throughout the covens.
Gray never had a choice—forced to become a monster, the Dhampir. Yet after four hundred years, she still yearns for her humanity, like a long-lost echo from another life. She cannot allow the Consilium to do this to anyone else.
With a renewed lust for vengeance, and a target on her back, Gray must use the one thing she swore never to in order to stop them—blood magic. Armed with a magical pirate ship, an immortal monk, and a flower plucked from the Underworld, Gray will stop at nothing to start a war. Yet in her quest to track down her enemies, she uncovers a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the last shred of humanity she has left.
Winner of Author Shout’s 2020 Reader Ready Editor’s Choice Award
“Melissa Sercia packs a punch in her debut novel with its rich world building and unique interpretation of gothic literature.”—Samantha Huewagen, author of the Starless Series