Three months after Joseph Stomper broke the laws of his people to save the Spirit Breather, he pleads with Onaconah, the Nunnehi war chief, to send him back among humans to protect Emily Morrow. But with a centuries-old grudge between them, Onaconah first challenges Joseph to complete a deadly mission without the use of Nunnehi magic or weapons. With Joseph’s immortal life on the line, failure is not an option. But when his own mission jeopardizes Emily’s, he finds himself more tightly bound by Onaconah than ever.
The peace chief of the Nunnehi Immortals is the last person Emily Morrow wants to see, especially on her eighteenth birthday. However, when Aiyana shares the dangers of Joseph’s latest mission, Emily knows she has to do whatever it takes to help him succeed. But when she begins hearing her mother’s whispered voice and seeing memories not her own, Emily finds herself torn between a past she never knew and the future she desires.
Entangled in a web of secrets, vengeance, and lies, Emily and Joseph must cling to each other as they fight their common enemy and stand against those who would tear them apart.