Like most other college students in the United States, Koda Niklane’s dream is to join the government’s most advanced military unit: the Elite. Since the President’s great reveal of supernaturals living amongst humans, every college student is required to Interview for the Elite. Being human and unable to fight are setbacks for Koda, but she soon learns she isn’t quite as human as she’d thought, or rather, she’s not human at all.
When a purple-eyed blood drinker named Raven Cartana, a Captain in the Elite, announces publicly that she’s one of his kind, Koda refuses to believe him. As her new Elite trainer, Raven’s job is to keep Koda alive and teach her the ropes. Teaching is the easy part as Raven, Koda, and their team work to keep the streets safe from Threats. It soon becomes apparent that keeping Koda alive will be much harder than Raven had anticipated as the attacks on her become more personal.
As Koda works with Raven and the Elite, she can’t help but wonder how much of herself will remain once her maturity has finished. Will she still be Koda, or will she be something different? And is that why someone has their sights set on her?
After the attack on Koda’s life, she and her team discover the only clue to her father’s identity points to St. Louis, a city destroyed by Threats ten years ago. With little choice, the team ventures to the ruined city. When one clue leads to another, Koda soon finds herself journeying to a part of the world she’d never expected to venture: Raven’s home.
When decade old secrets are revealed, even Raven’s world is rocked by the information, and he’ll stop at nothing to protect his trainee. As she struggles to understand her role in this new world, Koda is forced to navigate vamlure dating customs and complicated politics. And if that wasn’t enough, Koda must decipher the growing feelings she has for her trainer.
As puzzle pieces begin to fall into place, and even more secrets are revealed, Koda discovers a terrifying truth behind the continued attacks on her life. Will it spell the end of her team and the world along with them?
With the identity of their enemy coming together piece by piece, Koda, Raven, and the team race against the clock to find him before he finds Koda. That isn’t easy with their list of limited safe places dwindling one by one. Somehow, the Lich is always one step ahead of them, and suspicion falls on one person: their prisoner. But all may not be as it appears.
In this epic continuation of Koda’s story, trust will be tried, tears will be shed, and bonds of love will be formed. The fate of Third House hangs in the balance, as does the fate of the world. Can the last Head of Third House save those she loves or are they all doomed to fail?
Author Note: It’s recommended for full details about the fall of St. Louis that you read Zero Tolerance before Third House as this incident will not be discussed in detail so that it will not ruin Raven’s prequel novel.