[The Gifted Blood Trilogy | Book One] What's worse than a past that comes back to haunt you? One you don't even know. In the realm of Idelhen, where wild monsters threaten to wipe out mankind, being a gifted is both a blessing and a burden. As the only ones born with special abilities - and thus the only ones who can slay beasts - all gifteds are forced to become guardians and protect the rest of humanity. While most oblige, a particularly powerful gifted has rejected that path. Damon the Demonic has been terrorizing the realm for years, using sorcery to mold monsters out of stone and shadow. Having amassed more power than most gifteds combined, it's a matter of time before he removes the last obstacle in his way: Arden Mægenstern, Idelhen's strongest guardian. Until Edin comes into the picture. Soon after awaking in a stranger's bedroom, with no memories of his past prior to his rescue by Arden, Edin begins training under her tutelage and works with her to regain his memories. A fateful encounter with a wild beast deems him worthy of being a guardian, and his sheer power promises an end to Damon's terror. However, just as he's thrust onto the battlefield, he realizes that there are other monsters than the feral creatures he's forced to face. And they're waging a war within him. As Edin's inner demons and obscure past creep out of the shadows, the world wonders whether he really is Idelhen's next hope or its demise in disguise. Only blood will tell. TRIGGER WARNING: This book is rated "mature" for graphic violence and large amounts of gore. Viewer discretion is advised.