Isis' goals for the future included things like attending and graduating college. However, becoming a monster wasn't part of the plan. Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis' biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abrupt stop before it even begins when Isis falls ill, and Eros, David's best friend, arrives in Athens, unannounced and curious…with a plan of his own.
The hunt for her father leads Isis on the turbulent path of deceit, death, and demons as she anticipates the dawning of the beast that stirs inside her.
It wasn’t long before I saw the doctor walking toward the hospital bed where I was sitting, wearing white latex gloves and holding a tray of glass tubes. When he came closer to the table, I saw an extra instrument he was carrying and freaked.
“What’s that supposed to be for?” I stared in terror at a three-inch long needle in Gunn’s hand.
“I’m sorry. You weren’t supposed to see this.” He hid the needle behind his back. “I need to gather some cerebral spinal fluid since we’re trying to rule out any neurological irregularities.”
“You may have worms.” Galen raised his brows and nodded. “In your head.” He tapped his temple with two fingers. “They make you crazy.”
I ignored him, and turned my attention back to the doctor. I bit what was left of my thumbnail.
“Does it hurt?” I asked.
“He’ll apply an anesthetic first. You won’t feel much,” David said.
“It won’t hurt,” Gunn said, blinking. Did he blink when he was lying?
“You can bite on my hand if you have any pain. It won’t hurt me.” David leaned in close to my ear. “I can’t sedate you because he’ll find the remnants of my anesthetic in your lab results.”
“Isis, you mustn’t bite too hard on his hand,” Galen said in a hushed voice. “Creatura have rabies.”
“Shut up, Galen.” David frowned.
“It’s the truth,” Galen said.
Rabies, Galen mouthed, widening his eyes.