Narah awakens in captivity. She's escaped the final lash from a sadistic magistrate meant to teach her temperance, only to find that her sentence was not meant to be a lesson, but an execution.
Matthews discovers the truth of hunter leadership, and with an uncertain end goal he determines to follow his heart, though that decision might cost him his life.
Aeslin has exposed his race by removing Narah in plain sight. With the blood clock ticking down the minutes of Narah's life, she must turn or she will die.
What will happen when both Matthews and Aeslin discover the real motive behind the lashes?
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