For millennia, the world of Ahlias was guided by the whims of the Shadow Realm's beings. Daemons unleashed their fury hunting down the enemy luriel hiding inside humans. Those Awakened humans struggled to survive until they could one day Ascend to join the ranks of the luriel fighting the daemons in the Shadow Realm. The cycle of Awakening, Enlightenment, and Ascension was all they knew.
Lilly has the power to end the luriel cycle, defeat the daemons, and restore the balance of the Eternals. She has learned to use the Un'dei within her. She has seen the truth about the luriel and daemons. And she has accepted her fate. The time has come to end the war that has shaped her world and stolen the man she loves.
But the Shadow Realm is no place for a mortal…
Melanie Nilles is an avid animal lover and resides with her husband and kids, and four cats who take advantage of their human slaves for food and warm laps. An equestrian of over thirty years, Melanie has ridden in various disciplines from cattle work to dressage, learning equine body work and massage along the way. She continues to pursue her equine interests in her free time. On the writing side of her life, she has published many works as Melanie Nilles, including the Starfire Angels series, Adronis novellas, the Luriel Cycle trilogy, and others. As M. A. Nilles, she publishes darker adult fiction, including Tiger Born and Spirit Blade and the Starfire Angels: Revelations series. For updates, visit her website at www.melanienilles.com.
However, the same power to kill daemons has also left Darrac teetering on the brink of death. Heartbroken, Lilly has sworn to do anything to save him, even cross to the Shadow Realm, but first, she must learn to control her power. That won't be easy—she doesn't understand it. No one does. But she is determined to learn, even if that means cooperating with the one man who would gladly see Darrac dead.
Mychel has no love for daemons, not even those who might have changed, but he is dedicated to protecting Lilly. As part of his efforts to hide her from the daemons, he steals her away to an ancient monastery halfway around the world. There, they will uncover secrets that could alter the fates of both realms, but the daemons have other plans.