Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance between the Faerie Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly-vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.
Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of the world of faeries, or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she craves for her own life.
The tattoo does bring changes—sinister, compelling changes that bind Leslie to the ruler of the faeries’ Dark Court. Slowly, she learns of an ominous power struggle unfolding in a world of shadow and darkness, a world into which she drawn, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils.
Melissa Marr continues her tales of Faerie in a dark, ravishing story of temptation and consequences, and of heroism when least expected.
Genre: Young Adult, Faeries, Fantasy