Llew has a gift. Her body heals itself from any injury--but at a cost to anyone nearby.
In a small country ignorant of magic, freeing oneself from the hangman's noose isn't a good look. After dying and coming back thrice, Llew drops from the gallows into the hands of Jonas: the man carrying the knife with the power to kill her--permanently.
The last of his warrior race, Jonas is surrounded by the ghosts of his loved ones. At his side, the cursed knife that took their lives. Jonas has learned the hard way that caring for others means their death.
Jealousy of his half-brother's celebrated strength and speed drove Braph to create the device that gives him the power to perform magic, any magic. But it needs fuel--the blood of a healer...