The Circle Of Light Trilogy: Humanity hangs in the balance. War and enslavement. Freedom and magic. Two elven families fight to control humans, whose magic is stronger than theirs. "Are we pushed and controlled because we're stupid, or are we stupid because we're pushed and controlled? Do we even deserve magic?" One man believes he does deserve it. "It was taken away from me and I want it back. I want to know." "What is it that you want to know?" "Everything." The elf Andor Tol-Tolin reigns with a fire fist. "There is no better means to achieve social reconditioning than by war." Ivy Del-Gesius counters, "You have selected slavery. We choose to explore a partnership." This is little help for Bodie Challuk, leader of the rebellion sitting in chains, who finds the strength to proclaim, "Andor will never be safe, because we only have to be lucky once, but he has to be careful for the next thousand years." Across the land and over the sea, Estus Arrenkyle claws his way out of the choking theocracy of the elves, claims his secret magical heritage, and lays his hand upon the troubled land. The sea captain, the secret wizards of the theater troupe, the angry fighter, the elf, and the quiet carpenter come together to reopen the world's eyes to the magic that waits within us all.