When you’ve done the unthinkable, what wouldn’t you do to make it right? Lie? Steal? Kill?
For thirteen years, Steven has lived alone with his mother. Until he plays an unwitting part in the resurrection of Ssanek, a long-dead god. Now, as Ssanek’s cult grows, he must decide between abandoning the world to its fate and risking everyone he cares for in a hopeless bid to banish the dark god.
Meanwhile, half-elven Christabel searches for a way to bring her mother back from the dead, even as she fights those who see her human heritage as poison. Her only hope is Ssanek, but will Christabel be willing to give what he asks in return? After all, every wish has a price. And Ssanek’s price is blood.