After relocating from the sticks to Manhattan, Kari Marriner discovers that her mother’s new employer the Temple of Truth is run by alien beings called The Embodied who have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this? A family mystery, an exiled race, freakish beasts, jealousy, love… and death. Kari has to face them all in this stunningly original series of page-turners for youth and adults.