The Synopsis (from Amazon UK)
Melke is a wraith, which means she has the ability to walk unseen. After being forced to steal a necklace, she is hunted down by the victim of the crime, Bastian sal Vere. He explains that the necklace was strung with tears, and that without it, Bastian cannot break the curse that is destroying his family. He orders Melke to regain the necklace, in exchange for her brother to be healed. But she had given the necklace to the salamanders, the fire breathing creatures that live underground. She must risk her own life. Meanwhile, Bastian becomes involved in solving a brutal murder of a young pregnant girl in the town of Theirry.
Overall: I find myself unsure of this book – I think I would recommend it to fans of the genre because it is unique. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to someone new to fantasy fiction because it uses some of the more usual elements in some unusual ways that might be off-putting.