Nocturne, a wilderness of eternal night.
Solis, a wasteland of endless day.
Nazafareen is a Breaker, a mortal with the rare ability to shatter spell magic—although her power carries a high price. When an assassin forces her to flee the darklands for the sunlit city of Delphi, Nazafareen finds herself embroiled in a mystery whose origins lie far in the past. War is brewing again. Can she stay alive long enough to stop it?
It's August 1888, just three weeks before Jack the Ripper will terrorize Whitechapel, and another murderer is stalking the streets of New York. His handiwork bears the hallmarks of a demonic possession—but amateur sleuth Harrison Fearing Pell is certain her quarry is a man of flesh and blood. And she hopes to make her reputation by solving the bizarre case before the man the press has dubbed Mr. Hyde strikes again.
From the squalor of the Five Points to the high-class gambling dens of the Tenderloin, Harry follows the trail of a remorseless killer, uncovering a few embarrassing secrets of New York's richest High Society families along the way. Are the murders a case of black magic—or simple blackmail? And will the trail lead her closer to home than she ever imagined?
Magic, romance and an epic struggle between good and evil come together in this "spellbinding fantasy" (Kirkus Reviews) set in ancient Persia. As a girl and her demon pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, she's forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. Book #1 of the Fourth Element trilogy.