During the day, Maxine's tattoos are her armour and she is invincible. At night they peel from her skin to take on forms of their own, leaving her human and vulnerable, and revealing themselves to be demons sleeping beneath her skin. But these demons are the best friends and bodyguards a woman could have.
And Maxine needs bodyguards. She is the last in a line of women with power in their blood, trained to keep the world safe from malignant beings who would do us harm. But ten thousand years after its creation, the prison dimension that kept the worst of these from us is failing, and all the Wardens save Maxine are dead.
She must bear the burden of her bloodline and join the last wild hunt against the enemy.
About the Author
Marjorie Liu was born in Philadelphia, was raised in Seattle and now lives in the Midwest. After studying East Asian languages then Law at university, Marjorie went on to become a lawyer. Studying law agreed with her but practising it did not, so she now makes her living as a writer.
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