Despite what she’s been told, Luceam has never believed her parents are dead. Raised as a ward by the secretive Zackery, she’s spent the last twenty years preparing to succeed his position as leader of their Immortal kind. Desperate to escape Zackery’s suffocating control, Luceam will risk it all to find her parents. But when leaving the mansion puts her in grave danger, Luceam fears her life may be the toll for her freedom—until an enigmatic stranger intercedes.

On paper, Cyvin is a success story. Beneath the glossy exterior, however? Not so much. Still, the attraction between him and the curious Luceam is instantaneous, and when he begins to suspect she’s in trouble, he makes her a deal: he’ll take her anywhere she wants to go—so long as she agrees not to travel alone within the city. Over weeks as Luceam’s unofficial guide, their connection deepens, drawing Cyvin to inspect how his secrets feed the nightmares that keep him awake, and how Luceam’s love might just be the lullaby that could end his suffering—if telling the truth doesn’t drive her away first.

As Luceam struggles to mesh the future she wants with Cyvin and her rightful place as the heir to Zackery’s throne, the decades-old evil that separated her from her parents lurks closer, waiting to sever her last ties to her past, and the delicate new threads of her future with Cyvin. To keep everyone she loves, take Zackery’s place, and forge a future of her own design with Cyvin by her side, Luceam must embrace her blood born darkness so she can destroy the evil who dares stand in her way.