Humans co-exist in a world filled with fantastic creatures – some with great power, some without. Jane has hidden in the shadows since she was a child, hunting the human-shaped monsters who destroyed her family so long ago, living among them and struggling to survive among their politics and their games.
But an insurgency is rising between the younger, less powerful monsters, and the old guard that has run things for time immemorial. The fallout from that war will impact everyone. Not just monsters. Soon the fight will spill from the darkness beneath the surface of their world and into the streets.
Jane is determined to beat them at their own game – both to protect the humans, and to settle her own score, even as she is drawn deeper into their politics, out of the shadows that have protected her for so long. New friends and old allies will come together by her side, humans and monsters alike, to find the truth and to fight alongside her in the first skirmish of the oncoming war.
She will have no choice but to become a bridge between the humans and monsters who have unexpectedly wriggled their way into her heart. In the end, she must make an impossible choice between the monster she loves, the human who takes her breath away, and the battle to survive. But even their uneasy alliance may not be enough to heal the shattered earth and save everyone endangered by the rebellion.