Freylar has once again been ravaged by war, with the future of the domain now balanced upon a knife edge. Mirielle’s rule has become fractured, her judgement divisive, causing many to question the suitability of their queen and her capacity to deliver them once again from darkness. The Freylarkai, now restless and uneasy, are wary of what lies ahead. Nathaniel, Marcus, Kirika, Aleska, Rayna and the now vindicated Darlia each find themselves in a position to affect allegiances. Yet a familiar evil, lurking in the shadows, also has designs on Mirielle’s future; though previously thwarted, it embarks upon a new and more insidious course of action, seeking to incite further division and unrest amongst the people, courting the demise of Freylar’s queen.
With her loyalty divided between Nathaniel and Marcus, Rayna must discern the truth behind the Freylarkai’s current internal plight. Caught between Mirielle's hardening rule and the changing mood of the people, The Guardian and her companions are called upon once again to light the way. However, as more of Freylar’s concealed history reveals itself in the wake of Nathaniel’s revelations, where will loyalties ultimately lie?