The City of Anistemia has survived their great battle for survival, but there is no time to rest in their victory. There are journeys to be made. New civilizations have risen since the end of the old world, and each bears their own dark secrets.
Collin Mann leads a search for his brother, Ethan. But events force him to make hard decisions, and the search party splits as they desperately seek their brave captain. Some are lost, and new alliances are formed. Deepest fears are confronted, and fascinating wonders are discovered.
After parting with Collin, Bliss leads her team to the far north into a frozen kingdom. In her efforts to find Ethan, she uncovers much more than she anticipated. Questions about her past are answered. Surprising revelations are made. But after all she learns, can she make it out of the kingdom alive?
Ty goes alone into the scorching deserts south of Anistemia. Handless—his gift from the evil Saetos—he finds even the simplest tasks to be quite difficult. But he must press on because he knows how much his people need their brave knight. Though he is steadfast in his mission, the journey takes him somewhere he never could have foreseen. And it is doubtful he can survive.
Back in Anistemia, new threats arise. Factions form and threaten to divide the people between what Felicia believes is right, and the council’s path to an easy peace. As her allies dwindle, she is left to rely on a select few, though newly revealed gifts might make them the strongest of all. If Ethan is alive, he must be found soon. The city will need its greatest warriors to rally back home if they are to survive their greatest battle yet.
A warrior is born, and a queen is crowned. But the face of evil stands strong before those on their quest to save a brother and their city. And to transform from what one is to what one must be, will be the most difficult journey of all.