Can a poor shoe cobbler save twelve princes from a terrible curse? The twelve princes of Savony are a mystery. They rarely go out, refuse to marry, and disappear every fortnight, only to reappear with bruises and cuts. When Alix, a poor shoe cobbler, is enlisted to help mend the princes’ boots, she is asked to investigate the princes’ mystery in exchange for extra coin. Soon, she finds that the greatest danger isn’t getting caught by the handsome eldest prince, Theo, but the unspeakable terror that will threaten the safety of the entire kingdom.
Fia hates the dead. With bleeding wounds and broken bodies, the spirits infect her with the anguish of their last living moments. Thrust into adult life after a childhood spent in an institution, the assaults escalate and the world thinks she owns the deluxe edition of crazy. Fia needs a dead-free zone if she’s going to learn how to cope with life among the living. Convinced that the woods are empty and safe, she signs on with a wilderness search and rescue team.