Petyr has never found it necessary to consider the humans as anything more than distant, inferior beings – until now. They are the cause of the fatal affliction that has plagued his realm, taking the lives of too many of his kind. As a future leader of a realm in peril, it is Petyr’s responsibility to find a way to resist and cure the affliction. He must enter the unfamiliar realm, appear to be an ordinary eighteen-year-old human, observe and learn.
When a human girl stirs unfamiliar emotions within him, he almost forgets the gravity his choices have on his entire world. Still, despite the risk it poses to his life and hers, he wants to know her, and he wants her to know him – and his world.