Hate is a powerful motivator. Pain runs a close second.
Jahl must cope with both if he hopes to fulfil his dream of becoming a master wielder.
He teams up with the best friend that abandoned him and the girl who ridiculed him. Rouen has a secret to keep and needs Jahl to make it happen. Donya needs Jahl to teach her how to wield, never mind that it could get them killed.
And he needs them both if he's to survive the danger he refuses to believe awaits him.
It’s a relationship that will force them to face both the cruelties of love and the miracles of friendship.
When a stranger hires Jahl for a job only a master wielder can perform, it seems the perfect first step to take him to the destiny he is certain is within his grasp.
Will the cost of being recognized as a wielder of magic be worth the loss of those he loves most?
Read this classic tale of adversity and becoming an adult in a world of magic.