She’s a huntress: Sol d’Hillerod is sent on a desperate mission through a treacherous winter pass. She carries with her the only hope of her village’s survival, and she will do whatever she must to keep her world from burning. He’s a monster: Lieutenant Kelan Birke has spent his whole life fighting for his freedom and his soul. As his control slips, and the war rages on, he knows it won’t be long before he loses himself entirely to the fire that flows through his veins.
To be born a Flameskin is to be born with fire in your heart and desolation at your fingertips. Flameskins are born to be shunned and hated, enslaved or killed. It is fire that runs through their veins, not blood, and the demons inside them will always whisper death in their ears. All of them succumb to the lies of the fire in the end, to become creatures of burning and malice. Enslaved as a child, Flameskin Lark has been forced to use her fire to smuggle goods across the Sunken Sea. She has resisted the whisperings of the flames all her life, but her time is running out. When a smuggling job goes wrong, she is abandoned by her slaver to be killed or captured. She is given a chance for freedom, but it comes at a steep price.