Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary. After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic - and brazen - Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all. Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin.
"Mira is back."
Death is the easy way out. Still clinging rabidly to power, the Elites spin lies of prejudice and hatred, stoking the flames of war. The sole driving force toward peace, Mira, had sacrificed everything. But her strength alone was not enough. It will take the strength of many to finish what she started. As the world lurches toward war, each party has much to lose. Human. Vampire. Otherkin. The only outcomes are peace or death.
Immortality is never guaranteed. As much as she dreams of a simpler existence, blood and violence are Mira's way of life. Former gladiator turned freedom fighter; she's carved a trail from New Haven to Caldera Grove and back, freeing her people, the vampires, from enslavement by the humans. But with victory almost within reach, a new and powerful enemy emerges. One who'll be satisfied with nothing less than complete subjugation - or destruction - of all supernatural beings.
"Deep In The Heart of Texas"
The great cataclysm wiped almost all life from the face of planet Earth, but tiny pockets of survivors crawled from the ashes, with only one thought: survival, at any cost. But not all survivors were human. In the dark, militant society that has risen in the aftermath, vampires, once thought to be mythical, have been assimilated and enslaved. Used for blood sport their lives are allowed to continue only for the entertainment of the masses.
Peace is an illusion. Blood, violence, and death follow Mira like shadows. Battle lines have been drawn between human and Otherkin, and a bloody war is on the horizon: one that will end in either a shift in the world's balance of power...or ultimate destruction. In spite of their strength, powers, and a rage known only by the oppressed, the Otherkin are evenly matched by the superior numbers of the human army.
Peace is just a breath between battles for Mira. Hardened by slavery and war, she longs for the simpler life, knowing that it might never be hers to enjoy. There is always another battle waiting to be fought, another foe on the horizon. Peace between humans, vampires, and other kin may be nothing more than a dream, but Mira holds out hope.
"A Look Back"