Rising Darkness by Crystal L. Kirkham
Solving the problem of how to keep Samir alive isn't a simple matter.
Most in the non-corporeal realm are hesitant to even help them—and not even sure that they can. Things are made more complicated by the fact that what Keeler did to save Samir has brought him to the attention of a dangerous being. One that is bent on revenge against the non-corporeal realm that Keeler and Anela once called home, and it will stop at nothing to achieve its goals.
No matter what decision Samir makes—to live or allow himself to die—the universe is at risk simply because of what has been done to him. As Samir willingly walks to his fate, other plans are being made without his knowledge.
Will the struggle to save his life be in vain? And if he survives, what will it mean for his relationship with Keeler?