With summer coming to a close, Tadashi must figure out where his future lies with the one person who means the world to him. A friend makes him question everything about their relationship while Inari throws in a complication of his own.
Between baka children and interfering gods, Tadashi just wants to love the person he's been waiting decades for.
Death has come, and he never leaves empty-handed. In a world where Humans, Magics, and Beings live side-by-side, where everyone is just trying to get by, four strangers are dealt a cruel hand when tragedy strikes. Pain and loss drive them but larger, unexpected mechanisms are at work. Twists and turns lurk ahead for these four strangers, leading them down a path of no return—one that changes their lives forever.
Tibo just wanted to succeed when so many of his fellow goblins are still shunned by the other races. The world cannot ignore a goblin rock star when Tibo’s songs enthrall so many—except for Rolly, the one Being unable to see Tibo as more than a friend. But on a night when he’s troubled and roaming the streets, Tibo witnesses a horrible accident. A young goblin girl with a brilliant future is struck down and left to die, giving Tibo something worth fighting for.
Mal’s beautiful twin sister is dead, and the police aren't taking his questions seriously. Being a Dragon Ranger has kept him busy the past few years, but the need to right the wrong done to Anya is at the forefront of Mal's heart and mind. When Mal rescues a wolf shifter from a sticky situation, Kaden turns out to be the one Being who wants to ease Mal’s pain and might have a lead on the answers he's been searching for.
Ashe the phoenix tries to keep his head down, training his beloved unicorns and taking care of his drunken father with no time for a life of his own. Until their house is broken into and Kino ends up hospitalized in the one place Ashe never expected to go, facing the one person he never expected to see again. But when Kino dies, Jaxx is there for Ashe, still kind, still gentle after all those years. Then trouble comes to Jaxx's doorstep looking for Ashe, demanding secrets he didn't know he had.
Nootau uses his hands to build warm, loving homes up instead of tearing them down while holding everyone at arm's length to protect his secrets. But being alone is something he accepted when his best friend traded his freedom for Nootau’s life. News of Ahanu’s death at Camp Stone results in bloody revenge and Nootau on the run with more secrets than he can carry alone. Temptation strikes when Edwige and Aegeus offer up their cozy home and warm bed. A decent man would refuse.