A runaway slave with a shadowy past, sixteen-year-old Persephone
has spent four long years toiling beneath the leering gaze of her
despised owner and dreaming of a life where she is free to shape
her own destiny. Then, one night, a chance encounter with a
handsome chicken thief named Azriel changes her life forever.
Sold to him for a small bag of gold coins, Persephone soon
discovers what she already suspected: namely, that Azriel is not
what he seems. And when she realizes that he believes Persephone
has a special destiny-she is determined to escape him and his
impossibly broad shoulders.
But things are no longer as simple as they once were.
Torn between her longing for freedom and her undeniable feelings
for the handsome thief with the fast hands and the slow smile,
Persephone faces the hardest choice she will ever have to make.
And no one-least of all her-could have imagined the shocking
truth her decision will reveal.