The king wants her death magic. She wants the sister she forswore. That is, if her powers don’t betray her first.
Caia never wanted the gift of death. Too bad the king plans to make her his leashed torturer. When her capable older sister sacrifices her freedom so that Caia may escape this fate, she must choose.
Abandon her sister and her choice to be a tool of violence or become the king’s dark commander to spill the blood of those she loves.
But something is happening to Caia. The same something that killed her mother. If she can’t control the darkness inside her, someone—or something—soon will . . .