Plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, notorious crime lord Griffin Winters is convinced he has the Winters' Curse, which strikes the Winters man who inherits the Burning Lamp – a device of unknown powers. If so, Griffin is destined to develop multiple talents – and madness. Instincts that helped him survive the streets and raise to power draw him to Adelaide Pyne. And Adelaide has the Burning Lamp. A dream light reader, Adelaide should be able to manipulate the lamp’s light to save both Griffin’s sanity and his life. But a dangerous experiment makes them the target of forces both inside and outside of the Arcane Society. Though desire strengthens their power, their different lives will keep them apart – if death doesn’t take them together.
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