Thirty years have passed since the clan's flight from Tesmar, their beloved gryphon city. Three decades spent searching for safer shores, a place to repopulate and for some, to bury the truth of an age-old prophecy.
Ava always knew she was different, from her pale plumage to her silver eyes, but being a Trueblood--a giphen who can use all forms of magic--takes 'special' to a whole new level. With overprotective elders and the enemy advancing from the north, Ava struggles to balance her time on and off the battlefield.
But when numerous attempts are made on her life--an attack on the clan, a rift storm and a mage controlling the minds of her friends from afar--Ava fears there's another just like her, weakened and magic starved, who'll stop at nothing to use her powers as his own. She'll have to hone her skills and exhaust her reserves close to death if she's to go against him, even if it means forming a dangerous alliance with her enemy.