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The perfect arranged bonding between a witch and a familiar—until the witch is arrested for murder.

For the first time, Minuit leaves his parents’ home to live on his own. It’s a scary but exciting time: so many things to discover, and a wonderful new-found freedom. He only has to do well at his familiar internship—as a lion shapeshifter, his parents have arranged a bonding between him and a witch he doesn’t know, Etoile.

But on the first day of his internship, Etoile is arrested for murder.

Everyone tells Minuit to find a new witch. But changing your plans for your future isn’t like changing your shirt; Minuit isn’t ready to move on just yet. And he’s never decided anything for himself: how can he pick the person with whom he’ll spend the rest of his life?

Frustrated, Minuit asks Etoile to explain why he would ruin his future. Etoile, however, insists he’s innocent.

Minuit hopes he can go back to his easy, well-planned life if only he can prove Etoile is innocent. But how can you solve a murder when you’ve been so sheltered you don’t even understand how hovertrain lines work?