Viv is on day release from jail to attend the funeral of the drunken thug she thinks is her father, when a stranger appears at the grave and offers to reunite her with the mother she believes dead.
Desperate to find the only person who’s ever loved her, Viv agrees, and is wrenched through a rift to the male angel fold of Ezam. The stranger is her father and that makes Viv daimon.
Viv’s father appoints his handsome protégé Thrisdane to prepare Viv for her journey through the rifts to her mother, but life in Ezam is not without risk. There are angels who believe daimon are abominations that must be destroyed.
Thris fights to keep Viv safe but life on the streets has left her deeply damaged and nor is she what she seems. As her latent angel traits emerge and Thris’s desire for her grows, they are plunged into terrible danger.
As disaster follows disaster, Viv begins to realise that being divine might not be enough.
Karen Simpson Nikakis grew up in a small country town in NE Victoria, Australia where she rode horses through beautiful alpine scenery. This continues to influence her fiction, nonfiction and poetry works.
She pursued a career in Education including Secondary Colleges, AMECs, TAFE and Universities (Australian and International) and was Assoc Prof and Foundation Head of Melbourne Polytechnic's innovative Bachelor of Writing and Publishing. She holds a B.Ed, M.Ed(Hons) in fantasy, and a Ph.D in Campbell's hero myth, as well as three Diplomas in the areas of Writing and Communications.
She is the author of over 17 fiction, nonfiction and poetry works. Her fantasy novel I Heard the Wolf Call My Name and short story Glass-Heart were both short-listed in the Aurealis Awards 2019, and her poem Deadway was short-listed in the Australian Shadows Award 2020.
Karen is a Communications Consultant and qualified Life Coach and works as a writer and publisher with SOV Media.