In a kingdom shattered by war and never properly healed, Aiden is whirled out of his ordinary life of scraping by, scavenging the outskirts of Oustenbasch, one of the Nine Cities. Through total loss and driven by revenge, Aiden finds himself fretfully navigating a world of political mayhem while floundering through power in a magic he never dreamed to control. Willem is a traveling musical prodigy, his voice and talent drawing crowds and filling taverns along with his troupe's coffers.
"A Story comes Alive"
For Rem and Lem, thieving is an art form and the city of Perry is an ever expanding canvas for the twins to practice their artistic nature. The life of a thief is anything but dull in the epidemic-afflicted Perry. That strikes doubly true for the Pestelson twins. After burgling the wrong house, Rem and Lem are offered a position in the famed Touch organization.
Noah's text says, I've found some candidates for murder. Ray chuckles and knows that Noah sent the message to cheer him. Both boys realize they stand apart from others their age. One lacks social graces, the other has perfected being charming. Both are too willing to embark on a true challenge of their superiority but neither realizes what such a crime will do because no matter how they see themselves, how they need one another, they still possess the same emotions of H. sapiens.