Seemingly trapped forever with everything raging against Vaughn, crushing his spirit, his anger steadily grows. Faced with the decision to allow himself to be utterly debased and survive, or fight and die, he chooses to fight. Stephanie is better off as she sits upon the edge of the sword that is her father. A sword set to destroy all she ever loved, including her own newfound self-respect. But Arlupo enters Stephanie's life with a special unkwn presence. And this sixteen year old girl must match wits against Stephanie's misogynistic father in a battle that must be fought for life itself. Only Arlupo kws the truth about Stephanie, what she really is, and that it might require Arlupo to sacrifice all she's ever kwn dear. Never has there been a truer, more gut-wrenching friendship. More pain than can ever be imagined, and battles fit for any nightmare, there is yet real life in being a faithwalker. matter what.