A deadly darkness forces Sophie Saterlee to fight for the light in her soul…
Sophie Saterlee has made it her mission to get her life together. Leaving behind an abusive relationship, she’s bartending her way through a psychology degree. Ultimate goal? A new, stronger sense of identity. But when a terrifying recurring nightmare begins to poison her waking hours and threaten all her progress, once again she’s close to losing it all.
An invitation to a tea leaf reading party sounds like exactly the kind of distraction she needs, but an innocent girls’ night out turns into a journey through a complex and treacherous world of magic. To survive it, Sophie must forge ahead in spite of her fears, making uncomfortable alliances with strangers from this new reality–the arrogant Donovan, the mysterious Caine. One of them is tied to her past, and the other fills her present. Either man might hold the key to her uncertain future, but there’s more going on in her little corner of the workd than Sophie realizes, and the truth will change everything.
Darkness closes in as Sophie Saterlee searches for the truth behind her newfound power.
Sophie Saterlee never thought finding herself would be so difficult. Her discovery of the ancient power she possesses has drawn the attention of Loring, a Tainted sorcerer who seeks to use her talents for his own evil ends. Despite multiple failed attempts to kidnap her from beneath the watchful gaze of her round-the-clock bodyguards, his obsession with her grows by the day.
Desperate for hope, Sophie seeks answers within her roots–answers beyond her Soul Seeing, beyond her relationships with fellow Magics Donovan and Caine. Under lock and key, she finds a shocking truth her own grandmother had hoped to hide forever.
Armed now with a vague understanding of where she came from and where she’s headed, Sophie joins the Mother Coven in Diluculo, a hidden realm of solace for Magics. When the amplified energy of the gathering draws out more than the power within the attendees, though, she and her Coven face their deadliest test yet–and a loss from which they may never recover.
A bleak, emotionless void is not where Sophie Saterlee expected to find herself—again.
Olive has regained her rightful place as heir of the Ballard Family Coven, yet all is not right in the world of magics. Loring is free and plotting revenge—and he isn’t even the only enemy to watch for. Plagued by traumatic memories, Sophie herself continues to fight the demons inside her mind. She would rather avoid her overwhelming grief altogether, but constant reminders of what she has already lost—as well as what she still stands to lose—make that impossible.
Death lingers around every corner and seeking safety under Donovan’s roof is a last resort. Close quarters strain Sophie and Caine’s already-battered relationship, and with her connection to Donovan gaining strength, progress is measured by how often Caine reaches the bottom of another bottle. The stress is overwhelming, and none of them can anticipate the unintended consequences of their desperate solution.
Into this maelstrom of chaos and emotion steps a woman from Donavan’s past, challenging the very definition of evil, and making Sophie and the others question everything they thought they knew about family and loyalty. They can finally see the true faces of their enemies—but can good triumph over evil? Or will Sophie’s friends and family be divided forever?
Only We Can Walk the Path to Save Ourselves
Exhausted by recent battles against both the forces of the evil Puppeteer and a band of Raddies intent on eradicating Magics from the world, Soul Seer Sophie Saterlee and her Coven continue the fight to save her best friend, Kim, and another of their elders from imminent death. Saving them means Sophie could alter her own soul forever, though… or theirs.
In the midst of her struggle, a powerful and mysterious Soul Extractor comes to her aid. He is a man who knows more about her life than he should, but his knowledge and power helps Sophie bring together the Mother Coven against the enemies who have taken over their rightful home of Diluculo in the Creation. The Puppeteer must be destroyed, no matter the price! The only question remaining is who will pay it, and will it be enough?
Not knowing friend from Puppet, a plan is hatched—one they hope will save Magics and Blind alike. Loyalties are questioned and trust tested as family and allies are used as pawns in a revenge plot calling for extermination of the Puppeteer and his loyal followers at all costs. Sophie, Caine, and Donovan must put aside past deception and work together to save themselves, their friends, and the Mother Coven itself. But some wounds take longer to heal. As long as they move forward and avoid any distraction, they can prevail. But when the scheme goes sideways, Sophie will have to decide whether or not she can live with the consequences of her decisions.