As Arthur continues to build The Shadow Shifters world, the characters introduced are multidimensional and magnetic. Ary is Nick’s equal in every way. She is determined to fight to retain her independence and pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. His need to protect her is their main source of conflict and keeps their fire burning against the backdrop of political jockeying among the shifters. Developing new realities can be a hit-or-miss endeavor. This one is a hit!