In the final days of WWI, a meteor crashed into Earth, releasing a mist that forever changed the DNA of all exposed. One hundred years later, humanity is divided between Norms, and Caelians, whose mutated DNA awakened dormant Talents. Hated by many Norms who are jealous of their powerful Talents, Caelians strive to find safety in an often-hostile world.
This is Sadie’s world. Orphaned at birth, Sadie is the only Caelian at St. Vincent’s without a Talent. Her already lonely life at the orphanage is shattered when her boyfriend is murdered- the victim of an anti-Caelian hate crime. Struggling to find her place in the world, Sadie meets Kian, a fellow Caelian whose very presence makes her feel strangely alive.
As Sadie begins to uncover the secrets of her past, her rare latent Talent is exposed and she finds herself on the run with Kian and her friends, hunted by a dangerous egomaniac determined to use her power to establish Caelian dominance. Sadie faces a choice: hide and stay lost, or accept her new reality and fight.
Bound by Loss…Bound by Vengeance…Bound by Fear
Separated from her St. Vincent’s friends, abandoned by Kian, Sadie is floundering. Her tentative alliance with the Human Caelian Alliance gives her the necessary training to build both her physical endurance and her Talent, but the fight is far from over. As Sadie uncovers the secrets of her past, she finds herself pitted against the man who has caused her endless pain- her grandfather. When tragedy strikes close to home, a desperate enemy will stop at nothing to recruit Sadie to his side. Friends and allies unite against a new evil as Sadie’s past and future collide in a world thrown into chaos.
A boy without a voice.
A teen without a home.
A man without hope.
Kian knows the way his life is headed will be the death of him. It doesn’t matter how many criminals he catches for Gordon’s Bounty Detective Agency or how deep he tries to fall into the bottle – those eyes haunt him. All it took was one whisper of bad advice, one wrong choice, one mistake, to wipe out years of confidence he had struggled to build while living on his Grandmother’s farm. Then Kian found the box of files overflowing with unsolved crimes. Those cold cases jolted his soul from its vegetative state and awakened his resolve. Kian knew those cases were meant for him to solve, but the last thing he expected to find within a few wrinkled folders was his ultimate redemption.
For far too long, chaos has been the one constant in Sadie’s life. Separated from her friends, deceived at every turn, Sadie and her Talent have been pushed to the breaking point. With no one to fall back on, Sadie is forced to learn the painful lesson that true strength comes from within. When the true nature of her powerful Talent reveals itself, Sadie finds herself the reluctant pivot point of a country on the brink. Communities torn apart, the U.S. is poised for a second civil war- one from which there will be no survival. Hoping to unify a fractured nation, Sadie embarks on a dangerous mission to stop her grandfather and to shift nation’s focus onto a revolutionary peace