Nastasya has spent the last century living as a spoiled, drugged-out party girl. She feels nothing and cares for no one. But when she witnesses her best friend, a Dark Immortal, torture a human, she realizes something's got to change. She seeks refuge at a rehab for wayward immortals, where she meets the gorgeous, undeniably sexy Reyn, who seems inexplicably linked to her past.
Nastasya finally begins to deal with life, and even feels safe--until the night she learns that someone wants her dead... and that nothing will stop a dark immortal from killing.
Cate Tiernan, author of the popular Sweep series, returns with an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance, the first book in a stunning new fantasy trilogy.
* "Tiernan (the Sweep series) gives Nastasya a strong, distinctive voice and wonderfully realized perspective on the joys and horrors of history."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Intrigue, humor, pathos, and underlying wisdom combine to make a fascinating read. Suggest this to fans of Frewin Jones's The Immortal Realm (HarperTeen, 2009) and Alyson Noel's Blue Moon (St. Martin's Griffin, 2009)."
—School Library Journal
Cate Tiernan grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she explored cemeteries and played under banana trees. Now she writes stories about young women discovering their hidden strengths in worlds of magical fantasy, worlds that she wishes were real. Cate is the author of the popular Sweep and Balefire series. She lives in North Carolina with her family in a house surrounded by land, woods, and other good things.