(Sequel to Cinderella, Necromancer)
Purity cannot abide the darkness.
In the two years since Ellison defeated her stepsisters and sent her evil stepmother back to the Abyss, she's gained control over her dark powers. And, with William at her side, she's brought peace to the kingdom. Still, Ellison is a necromancer and William is a paladin of light. The King will never agree to let them marry.
To appease his father, William keeps his distance. When Ellison's brother Edward is equally so, Ellison learns her mother’s spirit threatens to overwhelm him with her own loneliness and longing. In an effort to save him, Ellison accidentally condemns the spirit to eternal damnation. Seizing an opportunity to gain the king's favor and bring her family back together, Ellison resolves to descend into hell to bring her mother back to the world of the living.
But the journey through hell is fraught with peril. Temptations abound and the demons Ellison sent the Abyss are thirsty for revenge.
Evil cannot be defeated without sacrifice—but when that sacrifice means choosing between the ones Ellison loves and her very own life, how far will she go to make her family whole again?
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