Anya Karekanova was destined for a life of poverty and misery, until a chance twist of fate sweeps her into the mysterious world of the Immortelle. Now, forty years later, she has become one of them. She is the student and companion of one of her clan’s most powerful elders, and even she doesn’t fully realise the extent of her new destiny yet.
Anya is the protégée of the dark and violent Slavic Clan, which secretly dominate Russia from behind a veil of secrecy. Anya possesses the bloody ability to perform fleshcraft, which allows her to manipulate living flesh to suit her whims, but that is only part of who she is. Anya Karekanova is a half-breed. While her Siberian blood grants her the Slavic Clan’s fleshcrafting abilities, her father’s Mediterranean genes link her to the sensual and charismatic Cabal.
Half shape-shifter and half empath, her dual nature makes her an excellent diplomat, which is just what the clan needs. The time has come to end the ancient blood feud with the Dragon Clans of the Far East. Just when things seem to be going so well, an unexpected betrayal turns everything on its head. Suddenly, Anya must fight to defend her oldest enemies – and herself – from a deadly threat.