Demented, greedy, and perverse Invictus will stop at nothing, not even an unspeakable act of sorcery, to merge his sister s power with his. Jim Melvin s acclaimed adult fantasy series, the Death Wizard Chronicles, takes a dark turn into the tormented world of Laylah, a captive sorceress who is subjected to her brother s cruel control. For more than seventy years, the most powerful sorcerer in the world has held his own sister prisoner in a magical tower forcing her to be his "queen." Even the immense power Laylah draws from moonlight does not give her the strength to free herself . . . until she forms an unlikely alliance with two of the sorcerer s most trusted soldiers as well as an ancient demon with diabolical motives. Laylah s dramatic escape leads her to the one man who might be able to save her Torg, the Death-Knower wizard. Drawn together by supernatural passion, the pair attempts to outrun Invictus minions and reach the safety of the White City.