Elysia's comfortable and uneventful life abruptly ends when her father asks her to journey to the capital on a mission for him. Having only dreamt of seeing other cities in her elven country of Yaracina, seventeen-year old Elysia jumps at the chance but soon encounters the downside of the world beyond her safe borders.
Captured by soldiers, thrown in a dungeon, and soon to be sold to humans--a race thought long since extinct--Elysia refuses to face defeat. During her long hours of isolation while held prisoner, she develops a mental bond with a man she's never met that becomes so strong that the two cannot even tell their own thoughts, dreams, or emotions apart
Elysia escapes her captors, only to have others pursue her. A secret mission, a plunge into the land of the dead, ruthless killing about her--she finds danger lurking at every turn. Secrets abound. Friends fade into foes. And Elysia stumbles amidst the chaos going on about her, confused, alone, and uncertain. But now that she's begun, she cannot turn back...