Sophia's life is a mess. She's dating her boss. Working in a job she doesn't want. And now, she's being poached by the Queen's Lab to work on a super-secret project she has no interest in. But when security shows up at her door to escort her to the Tower, she decides she might as well see what all the fuss is about.
There she meets Thorne, a mysterious, enigmatic colleague whose position at the lab isn't entirely clear. But only moments after meeting him, he offers her a cryptic warning: keep your morals to yourself.
At first, she's offended by this advice—but the reason quickly becomes clear: there's nothing simple about trying to help people who are being eaten alive by living metal.
In only a matter of days, Sophia is drawn into a world of mystery, excitement, and danger, and as far as she can tell, there's no way out.
This is a science fiction retelling of Rumpelstiltskin and Book 6 in the Rove City series.