In 1878, a necromage disguised as a man runs away to make a name for herself in academia, despite a fierce rival and an alluring lady love interest.
When Wilhemina Ashton realizes that her father has no intention of allowing her to study for a degree in necromancy, she disguises herself as a man and runs off to make a name for herself. Luckily, the Medical and Magical College of Charleston is desperate for students after being all but destroyed during the Civil War and won’t look too closely at her forged papers. Ashton must now face a fierce new academic rival, the ruthless and well-connected Frenchman, Valois. Not to mention the distracting temptations of a certain nursing student southern belle Ashton just can’t seem to stay away from.
Ashton is determined to earn the respect of the academic community, no matter how many lies she has to tell, or hearts she has to break… or dead bodies she has to raise.