In a city where power belongs to a handful of men and women with money and magic, the rest of society does what it can to survive.
Neil Markovic is demon bred. His bloodline makes him valuable as a bound familiar to sorcerers that would use his soul to feed their dark magic. This was destined to be his fate from the moment he was conceived until the moment his mother was killed by assassins and he made a bid for freedom.
Malachai Valentine is a fae-born alchemist who traveled halfway around the world to escape his demons, only to fall in love with one.
In a time where no one will hesitate to exploit power for their own personal gain, what hope do two young men from very different worlds have for love and happiness?