"They can't have you. You're mine."
A cyborg whose faith was destroyed by the military.
An exiled girl searching for a place she can be herself.
Enver dedicated his life and body to the Trans Atlantic war, but when the battle ended, he was left to navigate Cyn City alone and haunted. He's made a life for himself as a medic for Cyborgs hurt on the Deluge and in the underground cyborg cage fights at the Ball & Joint. It's a lonely but useful existence until the maddening Imogen moves in, determined to break every rule.
Love got Imogen banished from her home. Her relationship with a local boy went against the Ecovangalit laws of arranged marriage and now she's landed in Cyn City living at a makeshift hospital for cyborgs and working as a nurse. The shining light of her days is tinkering with the machines she collects from the abandoned buildings in the deadlands. She has an uncanny ability to understand the intricate cybernetics of the patients in the ward. Why call a cynker when she can fix them herself? Little does she know the trouble she will cause.
Imogen spends most of a month with the enigmatic cyborg medic Enver who runs the Ward. But his erratic personality and hot and cold treatment leaves her with nothing but questions. When Imogen runs into the love she thought she'd lost forever, is her connection with Enver enough to keep her in Cyn City?
And can Enver open his heart and let himself feel ever again?
Contains mature themes.