“Since that first hesitant touch, he often, somehow, found me. In a deserted stairwell or classroom, alone at the bus stop, in the suburban woods we hiked in. I’m not being entirely honest, because somehow I managed to be where he was, alone… as if waiting for him. As if this was some kind of silent game we played, where I would wait, and avert my face coyly when he found me…”
Kashti never expected to find a barely-clothed woman shackled to an altar in a secret cave. She expected the woman’s offer to be her obedient servant even less—but Kashti came to the cave for treasure, and she’s never hesitated to take it before.
In a fantastic world full of shapeshifters and Djinn, Kashti is a trader who has built her fortune on secrets. Such a life is a lonely one, but a chance encounter will turn everything she knows on its head.