Merryn Dentree is a 70-year-old Elven priestess (20 in human years,) who gave up her quiet life to help her people. The only way to do this was to infiltrate the human city and become a thief through studying the dark arts. But the rune seals that bound him to the ancient Book of Souls have begun to leak an evil presence in the form of shadows that corrupts the minds of the people. The initial plan was to bring the book back to the other Spirit Adapts, to be destroyed completely. Yet minutes after handling, the runes break and the god's spirit attaches to Merryn, devouring her life force more with each passing day. As she races back home in a desperate attempt to save her sanity and life, she has to fight the god that rips into her from within. To die is to bring the end. Thanks much to @Dante_Greywolf for help with the blurb as I suck at commas.