When troubled teenager Rosa escapes her life in New York to stay with family in Sicily, she stumbles into a sinister Mafia underworld of murder, corruption and bitter, generations-old rivalries. How is handsome, mysterious stranger Alessandro involved? And why is Rosa so powerfully drawn to him, even though she knows he spells danger for her and her family?Simmering at the heart of the conflict is an ancient myth surrounding the vanished empire of Arcadia and its people, who, in the tales of legend, could shapeshift into animal form. Can Rosa unravel the dark secrets of the past before untamed savagery is unleashed on the present?
Kai Meyer was born in 1969 and lives in Germany. After studying film and theatre at university, he worked as a journalist before devoting himself to novels. He has since published over fifty titles, including numerous bestsellers, and is recognised as one of Germany's best fantasy writers. There are over 1.5 million copies of Kai Meyer books in print in his home country alone. His works have been adapted as films, comics and radio plays, and have been translated into 30 languages. Follow Kai at www.kai-meyer.de or on Twitter: @KaiMeyer.