When eighteen-year-old Rose is chosen to join a mysterious order of women known as The Protectors, she hopes to escape a forced marriage and a miserable life. Instead, she unveils the dark secrecy surrounding The Protectors, and uncovers the horrific truth behind their power source. With her loyalty in tatters and her best friend’s life held hostage, she must learn to unlock the powerful magic slumbering deep inside her.
But time is running out.
The Undead Wizards, a dangerous enemy, have re-emerged from the Underworld, plunging The Protectors and the kingdom into a brutal war. Unfortunately, The Fates' decree that Rose is the answer to the war may cost her more than she ever imagined. To win, she must decide whether to join them and betray the man she loves, or risk the annihilation of all she holds dear.
Taura had never asked to use her unique abilities to change fate, but it didn’t matter what she wanted, her path in life was set in stone. Inescapable. There was a strange kind of peace in knowing she had no choice. Each time she was given a task, she justified her actions with this knowledge, and a weak reassurance. She might do bad things, but she did them for the good of the world.
But this time, when the old man approached with his dragging limp. The lines of red crawling through his dark eyes as he reveals his latest prophecy, Taura is asked to do something that will challenge her beliefs. She must not only risk her life, her secrets, and her blossoming love for a young prince, but she must make the ultimate choice. Does she trust in the prophecies that have steered her entire life and take an innocent life? Or does she take a stand?
And if she makes the wrong choice, can she live with the consequences?
Awakening on the blackened pavement, ash covers Connie’s body. The buildings beside her are smoldering masses of debris. The city is in chaos. Monsters haunt the shadows, and screams of pain and fear fill the air.
Connie searches her memories. Flashes come. Of The Revolutionists. Of their plans to change the world. To finally make life fair. And of her last moment, when she took The Alpha Virus.
Now, she must survive in the new world she’s created. But when she finally gets what she always wanted, will it even matter?