A fatal job. A deadly jewel. How long will Kaylan survive?
Snatched from her life as a blacksmith, Kaylan Rove is forced to become the Shadow: the personal servant of a ruthless and powerful lord.
But Lord Rennard himself isn't the threat. It's the Relic he wears around his neck - a stone that protects his bloodline, but poisons everyone else in its proximity. Kaylan's life becomes a waking nightmare as the Relic slowly destroys her body and mind.
But just as hope begins to fade, she discovers a rebel plot that might put an end to Rennard's rule...