[Book 2 of Podestaria series] Virginia is not having a good summer. First, the Office for Supernatural Affairs bars her from her dream, then her abusive ex-boyfriend has returned to town - and wants her back. And what does her beloved Biagio do? He leaves her behind and goes on a one year trip. She thinks things couldn't be worse. Until she has a brush with death. Her saviour wants Virginia to pay her debt at once and Virginia just knows he's not revealing the whole truth about her role in an ancient rite. There's more at stake than her life and Virginia has to make the ultimate choice - be herself or accept her role as Podestaria. Or can she possibly be both?