The Mortal and Strange (Mortal and Strange c...
First, there are monsters.
Hidden in the shadows are the demons. Half human, half monstrous beings that are the result of a horrifying attack over twenty years ago.
Now in 1887, the city of Illina abhors the demonic youth who keep to themselves and live in fear, avoiding Guardians who won't hesitate to execute them if they reveal themselves...or their unnatural abilities.
Then, a girl of wrath.
When Guardians kill her brother, Kestrel Daire vows revenge. And it isn't long before the seventeen-year-old demon comes across The Dawn Order, a group of demonic rebels who plot to change their predicament, one way or another.
They'll help her get revenge-if she becomes their spy. With no other choice, Kestrel finds herself training to become a Guardian in Illina's most prestigious training academy. She stands in the same ranks as her brother's killers, all to supply information to the rebels.
And finally, the beginning of darkness.
With tensions between Demons and Guardians running high, the fate of gloom and destruction is certain and threatens to spill over. Can Kestrel exact revenge without losing herself?