Smoke can infiltrate even the best closed-off room, just like love.
Trygve is used to be on his own. His wife rejected him when he became a draugr around the year 800, and he hasn’t trusted anyone but his best friend, Thorvald, since then. He lives and works alone, and he has no intentions on changing that.
Then he meets Isaac.
Isaac’s life has been rotten—he got kicked out by his parents when he was sixteen, he was kidnapped from the streets at twenty, and he spent the last eight years chained to a wall and being abused. So when a tall, blond man, appears out of thin air and kills the man who had been tortured Isaac for so long, he begs for death—or to be taken away.
Trygve knows he should dump Isaac in a hospital and go back to his solitary life, but Isaac needs help, and for some reason, he seems to trust Trygve, so Trygve lets him stay with him. Neither of them expects their unlikely friendship will become more, and they take things slowly, for both their sakes.
But someone is after Isaac, and Trygve knows he will do anything to do to protect the first person he’s loved in more than a thousand years.
Even if that anything is killing people he’s not being paid to kill.
Love can be like a storm—dangerous and unexpected, yet soothing and powerful.
Thor needs to find someone who can grant Isaac, his best friend’s boyfriend and a human, immortality. It’s not something he’s had to worry about before, but he wants to do this for Tryg.
Cecil is running from his brother. He’s been running for decades, and he’s relieved to have an opportunity to stop for a while when Thor contacts him. He meets Thor and his friends in Brussels—and so does Fabrice, his brother.
Cecil is used to being on the run, but he’s usually alone.
He’s made Isaac immortal, and Thor and Tryg want to thank him by helping him to get rid of his brother. Fabrice is powerful, though, and none of them know exactly how much, not even Cecil.
But they’re going to find out.
3. Like Choices
Their love is forbidden, but they can’t stay away from each other.
Haven is a hero. He was born to hunt and kill supernatural creatures, which is exactly what he’s done for hundreds of years.
Until he couldn’t anymore.
The conclave is giving him one last chance to prove to them that they can trust him. They send him to kill a leshy who kidnaps children and kills their parents.
Or at least, that’s what Haven is told.
Dimitri saves abused children. He kills their parents and finds them new families, and he’s not planning on stopping, not even when the conclave sends yet another hero after him.
But this hero is different.
Haven listens to Dimitri, which is a first for the conclave. Unfortunately for both of them, the conclave won’t listen to reason, and once they’re on the run, they can only rely on each other, especially after Dimitri is wounded. Haven steps up as his protector, but they both know it can’t last. A hero and a supernatural creature are too different to fall in love, and now that he’s realized how wrong he was, Haven needs to find his way to redemption.
Can Dimitri really trust Haven with his life? And just as important—can he trust him with his heart?
4. Like Freedom
Amyas will have to work hard for his freedom.
Amyas just wants to be free—free to make his own decisions, not be forced to marry a human or to have a soul. He’s an undine, though, and neither his parents nor his tribe leader listen to him.
Mordred has one goal in life—to make things difficult for the conclave. He left them two hundred years ago, and in that time, he’s helped as many supernatural beings as possible. It’s not enough to make up for all the ones he killed, though.
When a rogue hero is captured after trying to help the tribe, Amyas knows he has a choice. He can sit back and let everyone else make decisions just like always, or he can take this chance to change his life. It means he’ll have to trust the hero, which isn’t easy.
Nothing worth having is, though, and this is Amyas’s chance to finally take his life into his own hands and live it like he wants. He never expected it would include a hero or that he would fall in love with Mordred. The conclave is hunting the rogue heroes, though, and Amyas’s tribe wants him back.
Will he be able to hold on to the happiness he so desperately yearned for? Or will he lose everything, including his first love?
5. Like Truth
The truth is still the truth, no matter how hard it is to accept.
Bayard’s mission in life is simple: fight against the conclave and protect humanity and supernatural creatures alike. To do that, he and the other heroes who left the conclave need the help of everyone they can convince, including heroes who still believe the conclave is doing the right thing like Percival.
Percival was captured by the fallen heroes and is sitting in a cell. It’s admittedly a nice cell, but Percival has no intention of joining the fallen heroes.
When Percival’s siren half surfaces, Percival panics. He can’t go back to a conclave that would kill him if they found out about it, but he still believes in the conclave’s mission to protect humanity. There’s no place for him with the conclave, but is there one with the fallen heroes?
Bayard wants Percival to see the truth about the conclave, and he hopes to do that by linking them together using a spell. They can’t be apart while the spell is active, but can they learn to live together? Or will Percival run back to the conclave as soon as he finds a way?