It’s mere moments after the events of The Damned (the second book in The Beautiful Quartet series), and vampire Odette Valmont is alive—but just barely. The fey healer Ifan saved her from dying, but she’s been suspended in a coma-like state, and she will remain like that indefinitely.
“As long as she is undisturbed, she could remain as she is for decades to come, which is not much different from death, I suppose,” Ifan had said.
But there is a way to heal her: Better healers lurk in the Sylvan Vale—the realm of the fey. The only issue is that vampires have long since been banished from the realm, and everyone who cares for Odette just so happens to be one.
Except Arjun Desai, the half-fey.
Of course, Arjun doesn’t really want to go back to the Sylvan Vale, the place where he grew up many years ago. The fey are ruthless creatures, selfish in every way and unafraid to torture and kill anything that isn’t fey. As a half-fey, Arjun is essentially a second-class citizen skating on melting ice. He left the realm a long time ago to leave behind the fear of being murdered in his sleep.
But Arjun would do anything to save Odette, so he steps through a portal mirror and into the world of the fey. Only, he doesn’t realize that he’s been followed by none other than Pippa Montrose, a mortal girl who’s keen on discovering what happened to her best friend, Celine Rousseau, who vanished to the fey world.
And that’s a huge problem. Remember, the fey take pleasure in the torture and killing of all things not fey—especially mortal humans. If Arjun is barely granted the mere tolerance of the fey, Pippa’s got no chance, and he knows he can’t leave Pippa to these savage beasts.
But how much will it cost him to keep her safe?