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Is his blood a gift to the world, or a curse that could destroy it?
In the world of Terene, fate is determined by your blood. For Descendants carrying the healing blood of their ancestors, it is a life sentence. Enslaved by the ruling nobles, their blood is harvested to both power the nation and keep them weak. But after centuries, the bloodline is dwindling.
The Highfather of the Faith seeks an alternative to rule the world. Against him, a band of cutthroat rebels fights to free their people. Caught in the middle is one boy on a desperate journey to uncover his past. In his veins, he holds the power to change the world.
But he doesn’t know it yet…
Each day, Ressa performs to please Lady Octavian.
Each night, her blood is stolen from her.
Ressa is a Descendant slave, and in the world of Terene, this is the only life she’s ever known. Born into House Octavian, she has served obediently. Even when her father was taken from her.
But when Ressa discovers that Lord Octavian is selling one of his Descendants to another noble house, she will have to make a choice. Will she be separated from the only family she has left? Or will she find a way to change her fate?
It comes down to her final performance.