"Condemned by society and her werewolf husband due to a pregnancy she cannot explain, Alexia Maccon-- preternatural, tea aficionado-- seeks an explanation for this 'infant inconvenience' so as to cleanse her sullied reputation and prove her fool of a husband wrong. Preternaturals are a rare breed and the only history of their kind lies in Italy with the Templars, a group that once partnered with preternaturals to hunt down werewolves and vampires. Will Alexia find an explanation for her impossible offspring? Or do the Templars have other plans for the curious 'Soulless One'?"--Cover p. .