Cal finds the charms of a slightly older woman drawing him from the only home he knows in a chase along the thieves highway. Can he catch up to her in time to save her life, or will he lose her in the twisting streets of the poor quarter and the sewers below?
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Gracie prefers blogging anonymously about her high school classmates to befriending them—and she likes being an outsider just fine, thanks. But when a new student discovers Gracie's identity, she's forced to make a decision. Will she choose belonging—and a wonderful new friend—or will she keep her distance?
Not far away, Leara, a guide to the city's underbelly, wishes only to escape this beautiful city where she'd once hoped to start fresh. As loyalties come into question, will she escape and find some new place to call home?
To the north amid high frosted peaks, the useless son of a cook finds he has a natural talent for magic. Will it protect him as he delves into the mysteries of an invisible enemy?
Across the sea, a young princess gathers the strength and company she'll need to escape the depraved Cult of the Ripper. Lost in a labyrinthine citadel far below the surface, surrounded by horrors from the darkest places of human imagining, will she find the strength to carry on and bring warning to her city of the evil that threatens it from below?
The great prophet, Parth, has foretold the ending of an age and the destruction of a great nation. Can these bright young people survive their many trials, or will they fall, and with them, all hope for mankind?