Abandoned by her family on the shores of Avalon—the heart of Coventina Hollow—Everly becomes a peculiar fosterling in a legendary coven afraid of her natural magic.
When a fiery streak across the sky signals the arrival of the chosen one—a child who can bring light back to a shadowed world where Fae, human, and witch alike have learned to live in darkness—Everly’s life goes from bad to worse.
Now her coven has the opportunity to rid themselves of her and test the veracity of the prophecy all at once. But even if she can survive the kraken that protects the isle from rest of the hollow, she’ll still need to travel through the most dangerous territories of Coventina to find the chosen one.
What she finds in the human realm, however, will make even the darkness seem pale.
Ophelia’s been successful at hiding her true identity, until the mark of the serpent appears on her neck—a death sentence, should it be seen by anyone in her town. Hiding the mark might save her from falling victim to the witch hunts of her era, but the scorching sensation it carries can’t be ignored.
When the mysterious Ethan is sent to collect her for a life of something more, she learns concealing the mark is the least of her worries. She’s destined to don a new mask—to join a dark, supernatural world and protect the future of people she may never meet.
What she doesn’t know—what she learns too late—is that her initiation won’t be complete until she kills the man she loves.