Being a witch isn t for sissies . . . Contemporary witch Cara Augustine is wanted by the Portalkind police. She broke a major covenant when she accidently made a werewolf her witch s familiar. That crime is considered enslaving a human and the punishment is death. But even on the run as a fugitive, she quickly learns a Synemancer s life is never simple. Throughout her journey, she has to contend with fending off the advances of three supernatural beings Nephilim who has just learned he s a powerful combination of half-angel and half-witch, a treacherous and deranged French werewolf who wants to enslave her, and, finally, the darkly handsome, formidable Nightkind who is determined to marry her. Each male has his own reasons for wanting to possess Cara, body and soul. And nothing will stop them from pursuing her. While escaping the Portalkind police, Cara and her companions stumble into another dimension and find themselves in a strange Garden of Eden. But they quickly discover that this dangerous world, filled with creatures that are both deadly and beautiful, is no paradise. Will Cara ever find her way home? And if she does, will it only be to face her execution for a crime she didn t mean to commit?