The age of Mythos is dawning, magic has become wild. Unable to control it, the tyrannical mages that wielded it have been overthrown. Years after losing her mother in the same night as magic fell, Ahyoka and her adopted brother Fenik live on the street and steal to eat. Their lives are simple enough until the wild magic warps Fenik into something in between animal and human. She guards Fenik and his secret past as they travel through lands of hatred and fear in search of a place where a boy with scales can be just a boy. But Fenik might not be the only one stricken by magic, and a safe place for Fenik may not be safe for Ahyoka.