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.
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.
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’s magic to cover for him. 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 that killed his uncle, the most powerful wielder in the city.
It's a relationship that will force them to face both the cruelties of love and the miracles of friendship.
Will the cost of being recognized as a wielder of magic be worth the loss of those he loves?
Read this classic tale of adversity and becoming an adult in a world of magic.