Releases 31 October 2017 from Razorbill
In the walled city of Kos, corrupt mages can magically call forth sin from a sinner in the form of sin-beasts: lethal creatures spawned from feelings of guilt. Aki, young sin-eaters indentured by the mages, slay the sin-beasts.
Taj is the most talented of the aki, but his livelihood comes at a terrible cost. When he kills a sin-beast, a tattoo of the beast appears on his skin while the guilt transfers to his mind. Most aki are driven mad by the process, but seventeen-year-old Taj is both cocky and desperate to provide for his family.
When Taj is called to eat a sin of a royal, he’s suddenly thrust into the center of a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now Taj must fight to save the princess that he loves--and his own life.
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