I'm Jas Lyons, and as far as anyone knows, I'm nothing more than a novice necromancer who banishes the dead for a living. I might be the last survivor from the notorious Hemlock coven, but I'm no witch, and being a nobody is safer.
At least until a near-death experience awakens the spirit of one of my fellow Hemlock witches, bound to me through a forbidden ritual. Not only do I get an unwanted hitchhiker sharing my body, I also get her magic -- which would be helpful if I had the slightest idea how to use it. Worse, her existence is classed as illegal, on pain of (permanent) death.
To get my own life back, I'm forced to put my trust in a dangerous vampire who offers to help me get rid of the spirit before she gets us both killed - but only if I let him in on the coven's darkest secrets. I thought the dead would be the biggest problem in my life, but the living might be the death of me...
Being the sole survivor of a notorious witch coven who dealt in forbidden magic isn't as fun as it sounds.
I might have stopped an evil spirit from taking over my body, but now another rogue necromancer is on the loose, harnessing power by sacrificing innocent humans. Even with the help of the necromancer guild and my friends, it quickly becomes clear that the enemy is too elusive to find with the guild's usual methods.
When a spirit line turns off, the situation turns lethal. The killer has set his sights on both me and the dark spirit who shares my body, and the only way to catch him is to tap into my forbidden Hemlock magic again. But if the wrong person finds out the spirit exists, I'll face instant execution--assuming the killer doesn’t get there first...
For a necromancer, finding a dead body is all in a day's work.
When the body belongs to a mage council member who's been killed by a shifter, though? It's definitely not good news for the council of supernaturals who've gathered in Edinburgh for the purpose of maintaining the peace.
Especially when I uncover that dark magic similar to my coven's may have caused the murder.
Now it's up to me to catch the culprit and prevent a supernatural war. Oh, and I have to do that without anyone finding out I have a dark spirit sharing my body, I accidentally bound my soul to the vampire I'm dating, and my dead mentor was sitting on some major secrets.
And the spirit of Evelyn Hemlock gets more vocal by the day. No pressure at all…
Exiled from the necromancer guild and at the top of the Mage Lords' most wanted list. Not exactly where I'd hoped to end up after saving the city, especially since I'm also the sole heir to the Hemlock Coven and the last line of defence between our world and a bunch of angry gods.
Not only is my spirit still bound to my ancestor, Evelyn Hemlock, she's beginning to develop an alarming taste for freedom. And then there's Keir, my vampire boyfriend, whose connection to me might be the death of both of us. With the mages hell-bent on taking everyone who might challenge them out of the picture, the stakes have never been higher.
The only way to win back my freedom is to bring down the most powerful man in the city. Let's just say the odds -- and the gods -- aren't on my side…
Evelyn Hemlock is gone, but her actions have cast ripples through the supernatural world. Now the gods that once ravaged the earth are on the brink of returning, and Evelyn is prepared to do anything to meet their challenge.
Starting with kidnapping my friends.
To save the people love, I must uncover the entirety of my coven's dark secrets in order to bring Evelyn down. Defeating her might mean dooming myself to suffer the Hemlocks' curse in her place, but if I let her live, then the Ancients will devour the world.
One way or another, this is the end of the Hemlock Coven.