The celebration of Princess Phoenix’s safe return is tainted by tension. Other than Hunter’s guess of who the tribe really is, they know next-to-nothing about them, or what the end goal of their actions may have been. Gelendan can only wait until the next attack comes. While Layna worries what this next attempt might entail, Katya is blackmailed into retrieving a certain artifact and delivering it to the tribe. Phoenix’s safety, in fact, all of their safety, could hinge on whether or not they are able to figure out the tribe’s plan before Katya succeeds. Adding to Layna’s worries is the disturbing creature that her old friend, Charles, brings her. It appears to have been the result of either a horribly disfiguring disease, or blood-magic. Though Layna fervently wishes it to be the former, it becomes increasing apparent that it is more sinister than a natural sickness. It appears to be the result of the treasonous Lord Telvani’s dabbling in the forbidden arts. Worse, there is every indication that it has something to do with Natalya’s kidnapped sister, Alina. It is a race against time. Will Layna and Gryffon discover the tribe’s intentions before Katya hands over the means for their next attack? Will Natalya find her sister before whatever the mysterious ailment is claims her too? Find out in Bricrui, the second book in The Forgotten Trilogy.