The prequel to FAMILIAR STRANGER, and a new release in the Dark Enchantments series by USA Today Bestselling author Michele Hauf: He was supposed to be researching night hounds. Caratacus Bane, member of the secret hermetic order, The Cadre, was perfectly happy traveling the world in search of the elusive beast. Until a familiar stumbled across his path and purred her way into his heart. Mirabelle isn’t supposed to be enslaved to the witch, and she is trying to escape so she can have a good life as a free, shape-shifting familiar. First sight of the handsome man in the forest and she knows he’s the one who can free her—and maybe even give her a happily ever after.