They called it the Thorn Hill Massacre—the brutal attack on
a once-thriving Weir community. Though Jonah Kinlock lived through it, he did
not emerge unscathed: like the other survivors Jonah possesses unique magical
gifts that set him apart from members of the mainline guilds. At seventeen,
Jonah has become the deadliest assassin in Nightshade, a network that hunts the
Emma Claire Greenwood grew up worlds away, raised by a
grandfather who taught her music rather than magic. An unschooled wild child,
she runs the streets until the night she finds her grandfather dying, gripping
a note warning Emma that she might be in danger. The clue he leaves behind
leads Emma into Jonah's life-and a shared legacy of secrets and lingering
Was Thorn Hill really a peaceful commune? Or was it, as the
Wizard Guild claims, a hotbed of under-guild terrorists? The Wizards’
suspicions grow when members of the mainline guilds start turning up dead. They
blame Nightshade, bringing tensions between the groups to a head.
Racing against time, Jonah and Emma work to uncover the
truth about Thorn Hill, amid increasing concern that whoever planned the Thorn
Hill Massacre might strike again.
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