This was a great short paranormal story. It takes place before The House Of Valdis. Which is also a great book. It was a gripping story that kept me hooked and I read it in one sitting.
Xenobia lives in a home for slaves. She has shut herself off from people as she always ends up hurt when they leave. That is until Urd arrives as her room mate. Try as she might she cant help caring for her and their bond is strong.
When they are sold to a master who is very sadistic Xenobia does all she can to protect Urd from harm. And their master takes great joy in seeing the pain and torment in Xenobia when she is unable to do so.
Can Xenobia and Urd escape their master and be free of their torment or will it be too much for them to survive.