Susan never expected to find a corpse in her backyard, especially not one no larger than a doll. Her well-intentioned burial and investigation attracts the notice of the victim’s kin. They think she murdered him, and they want vengeance.Griff just wants a little more money. When his friend’s squirrelly cousin offers him a side job selling magic wands, he feels his luck is finally starting to change. But theres something strange about the beautiful girl he just met, something not quite human.Paul is a human member of the Sunwards. When its parliament orders him to investigate a mage, he doesnt realize his feelings for Susan will test his loyalty to the society he pledged his life to.