Evan's apprehension of what he will find in Scotland keeps him away for seventeen years. It's not lake monsters and fairies that concern him; it's the two people he loves most.
He has never known Kathryn and Kellan without the magical manipulation of their witch grandmother. When they are in Mount Iolite, Ginny conceals their supernatural gifts so the vessel and outcaster can rest. That cloak prevents Evan from understanding their true powers, leaving him to his own dark and fearsome imaginings.
His engagement to Kathryn emboldens him enough to finally experience the wild land his Brochs adore, and to accept however he finds them in it. But someone else finds him first, prompting an unforeseen path of self-discovery.
The anxious excitement of his trip is overshadowed by the impending death of a deeply influential friend. The three are called to return to Mount Iolite, but a hard winter complicates their journey.
Kellan's integral role in the passing of this great man amplifies his spiritual gifts ten-fold as he and his sister embark on a new life chapter. With their destinies continuing to emerge, the paths of the six further intertwine, drawing them ever closer to their collective purpose.