In ancient times, psychics were the most feared sorcerers in the world, able to wipe out legions of men with a single thought.
Now there is only Melanthe. Stuck working as a servant with no sign that her attempts to control her powers are working, she is running out of time. When the inevitable happens and she lets her magic loose by accident, a werewolf guardsman, Rowan, steps in to save her--shifting in the process. They are both arrested for unlicensed use of magic, a major crime in the eyes of the paranoid royal family.
In a last, desperate bid to help her learn to use her magic safely, Mel is sent back to the ruins of her mother's hometown of Highhold, where her fellow psychics perished eighteen years ago. Her only companion on her journey is Rowan, and Mel's heard all the stories about werewolves and their beastly tendencies. To protect herself, the Captain of the Guard gives Mel a silver knife. One cut, and Rowan will die.
However, it soon turns out that Rowan is no monster, leaving Mel wondering who she really needs to protect herself from.
Cover by clarkethevirus