Hayden's news terrifies Ellie. She does not know what to do, her fear of losing Azrael is almost too much for her to handle. Lucian is a continuing threat to Azrael and Ellie. A new threat, Calvin, is also looming over Ellie. Ellie struggles to figure out her path, even though it seems her fate has already been determined. Ellie's world is continually changing as she tries to adjust to her new reality. She faces new dangers as more people learn of her pregnancy. Lucian is posing an unusual problem that Ellie never expected, and an unexpected event leads to Ellie's life being turned upside down.