In the city of Solantha, mages rule absolute, with shifters considered second-class citizens and humans something in between. No one outside the mage families are allowed to have magic, and anyone born with it must agree to have it stripped from them to avoid execution.
Sunaya Baine, a shifter-mage hybrid, has managed to keep her unruly magic under wraps for the last twenty-four years. But while chasing down a shifter-hunting serial killer, she accidentally loses control of her magic in front of witnesses, drawing the attention of the dangerous and enigmatic Chief Mage.
Locked up in the Chief Mage’s castle and reduced to little more than a lab rat, Sunaya resists his attempts to analyze and control her at every turn. But she soon realizes that to regain her freedom and catch the killer, she must overcome her hatred of mages and win the most powerful mage in the city to her side.
Sunaya is a dangerous person who has magic, and the Chief Mage now wants her in his clutches for things she's very unsure of. But there is a shifter killer out there and she's going to do everything she can in order to take them down, even if it means having to deal with the Chief Mage.
This book was okay, but not great. I liked how the story line and I enjoyed the characters for the most part, but there was one that got on my nerves. It was one of Sunaya's friends and I believe that she will cause problems in the future books. I do look forward to more, but I was hoping for something more in this one that I didn't find. But I do hope it comes in time in the future books.