A truce has been established between the supernatural territories of Melbourne, but Honora Chaos knows the truth: tensions are skyrocketing, witches are being abducted, and accusations are threatening to tear apart the precarious peace. Melbourne is on the verge of resuming an immortal war, this time with sorcerers in tow...
... and she loves it.
Honora Chaos, daughter of the Australian Dark Witch, is a Parasite: a class of witch with the ability to feed on negative emotions and translate them into magical energy. Pandemonium is her passion, and the troubled flock to her like drug addicts to a dealer. All of her interactions are transactions. She grows more powerful - and isolated - with each day.
As Honora's abilities reach maturation, she is confronted with a choice: she can either kill her mother and become the new Australian Dark Witch, relinquish her powers, or leave the city she loves forever in pursuit of a new home. But she isn't the only one with murder on the mind. A new contender for the Dark Witch title emerges with an army, threatening all of the shadow races. A team is forged from the best soldiers of each supernatural territory to confront the usurper, and Honora finds herself an unwilling part of it.
As allies turn hostile and battle descends, Honora Chaos must decide what she wants, from who, and what she's willing to sacrifice to get it. What does it mean to care about someone? Can selfishness be selfless?
Is evil born or made?
*Warning: this book contains violent themes, some coarse language and copious amounts of sarcasm*
[This is the second book in the 'shackles' series. While 'Chaos' can be read as a stand-alone novel, reading book 1 'Chance' first will provide a more immersive experience!]
[Disclaimer: the cover image and chapter media are sourced from the internet and remain the intellectual property of the original artists. The story I own.]