The Shadow Prince (Into the Dark, Book 1)

Haden Lord, the disgraced prince of the Underrealm, has been sent to the mortal world to entice a girl into returning with him to the land of the dead. He is immediately drawn to Daphne, an aspiring musician who longs to escape her famous father's shadow, but she has secrets of her own, and won’t go without a fight.

If Haden succeeds, his honor and standing will be restored in the royal court, and Daphne will be sacrificed to save us all. The complication he didn't see coming: he's the one who falls in love.

Now Haden must choose to either fulfill his sacred duty or to follow his heart and find a way to rewrite his and Daphne's destinies.

"[Despain] deftly handles family dynamics."—School Library Journal

"[A] modern romance equally inspired by ancient Greece and Glee."—Kirkus Reviews

"Delightful"—Publishers Weekly