Something magical lurks in Lilah’s blood, and there are those in Grahamstown willing to kill her for it.
Lilah’s father taught her to be afraid of the world, but now he’s sending her to Grahamstown, a full day’s drive from home, to study.
Then he gets into legal trouble and she’s left stranded without a cent.
Her classmate, Kalin, steps in to help. He’s argumentative, brooding and just mysterious enough to be attractive. When they’re ensconced in his study surrounded by old books and strange talismans, it’s easy to forget how many times she’s been warned that he’s bad news.
The longer she stays in Grahamstown, and with Kalin, the more she doubts her sanity. Is the town haunted? Are leylines real? And what about the vivid dreams she keeps having of a fantasy world she thought she’d made up?
Everyone is keeping secrets, and Lilah’s father may have had good reason for being so overprotective.
Who is Kalin really, and what will loving him cost her?