There are doors that leak magic into the mortal realm in places one would think insignificant. Seventeen year old Nathalia was fortunate - or perhaps unfortunate - enough to discover such a place.
Nathalia has no memory of returning home after accidentally falling into Gelid lake, rumored to have lethally cold water.
She questions her sanity after waking up on the outskirts of her town, wondering how she escaped the lake. Had she been in those waters at all? Or was it her imagination that conjured visions of sprites kissing her cheeks in Gelid’s deep? To her astonishment, the lake opened its secrets to her the moment she broke the surface, unlocking her magical potential.
Nathalia tries to come to terms with the new reality when the lake's snarky guardian, an immortal shape-shifter named Cole, is summoned to guide her on a life-altering adventure that will either make or break her.
An unlikely friendship forms between them, finally offering her the affection she’s never had - but when Cole's dark secrets reveal themselves, uncertainty settles in Nathalia’s mind. Can she leave her morals behind to share Cole's immortal burden, or will she be left to live alone for her eternal existence?