Earth witch Ailish Donovan has been doomed since her 16th birthday, when her demon witch mother Maeve tricked her into a demon bond. All Ailish wanted was the love of teen heartthrob Kyle, but during the ceremony Kyle was taken over by Asmodeus. Ailish broke free, but the bond remains. If she can’t find a way to break it before her 24th birthday, she will die. Ailish was also blinded when she used magic against her mother to save a friend.
Witch hunter Phoenix Torq has been haunted by singing that only he can hear. When he finally locates the source, he is stunned to discover that his soul mirror is the demon-bound Ailish. What is it about Ailish that makes her voice so powerful, and can they use it in the fight against evil? (BALLANTINE, Apr., 368 pp., $7.99)