The Ghoul population is on the increase. FACT. Creatures' numbers are dwindling. FACT. Into this sorry state of affairs falls Eve. She's abnormal in all the ways that count to humans, but at Caelum, where she should be among her peers? Even here she's weird. No woman has more than one mate. Eve? She has seven. And the creatures that dominate her mind? There are eight of those battling for power in her soul. With the war having come to Caelum's front door, Eve and her mates have no option but to escape the perils she faces at an Academy where anyone extraordinary is to be exterminated. On the path to safety, however, Eve and her mates must uncover exactly who she is, and what, if they can ever hope to lead normal lives. But with the revelations come more peril than any of them could have imagined. Contains mature themes.