When magic is your gift, your curse, your life, your love and potentially your death, what happens when magic gets completely out of control?
The Order of Voice-casters provides the only secure means of instant communication across the Kingdom and beyond. Secrecy is fundamental to the Order.
There can be no secrets between the inseparable pair afflicted by a Caster’s Bond, if they ever survive the life draining and deeply taboo addiction to the Touch. The Order decrees immediate execution for any Casters cursed by a Bond for those two reasons.
Callien and Behran had fallen into a Bond as freshers, and spent their University years trying to keep their curse a secret, as well as cope with the involuntary intimacy.
When Behran is unexpectedly recruited as Caster for the Order itself, he can only pray that the Bond has gone unnoticed and that he can survive the separation from Callien, let alone keep secret his need for her Touch.
However, the ruthless Order is fully aware of the Bond and means to use the unmatched ability it gives Behran to carry out a daring assassination, on which the very fate of the world turns and in which Behran is meant to die too.
But Behran is stubborn, especially when he finds that the plots goes beyond death, beyond even the Walls of Creation.