(Sequel to "Unfamiliar Territory")
"A wicked, new world was revealed from their encounter, filling the boy with pain, guilt, and power."
There is something sinister about Alex Foxy's new life. Something really wrong with all of it. His body is not his own. His old family and friends are long forgotten while the new ones are being killed and splintered apart. Nothing left but a scattering of faces he doesn't recognize and an obligation he never truly agreed to.
An obligation to be a familiar. To serve a witch to his dying breath. Even if that witch is a teenage girl with a predestined notion to hate him. Even if her mother is an awe-inspiring being of unknown power with a bothersome familiar that threatens to drive away the few remaining shreds of Alex's sanity.
And, with what sanity remains, poor Alex has to devote to keeping what he knows a secret. That the people he should see as enemies are really what remains of his new family and friends. How, even as he has to fight them, he has to figure out a way to save them.
Hard to do when the people he is hiding the secret from can read his thoughts. Even harder to do when some of those people he lies to are the very same ones he is trying to save.
(Rated M for Language)