Winds of change sweep ever more restively across lands surrounding the Middle Sea on the two-mooned world of Trascera.
At Alger Castle on the rugged west coast of Kylgahra, Rynwicca Erryn, a brilliant young initiate, a sorcerer in training, struggles with the mystery that is the Yir, magic's Hidden Source. Amid the pangs of loneliness and the stirrings of first love, Rynwicca must learn to master the power unleashed within her or succumb to its siren's call and be consumed. Daunting for even the most courageous of sixteen-year-old girls, this is only one of the challenges she will be called upon to face. A sea voyage awaits her, a journey filled with peril and awakening.
Meanwhile, Aeryk Emyrt, still unaware that he is the bastard-born laird of a broken clan, begins his quest deep into the majestic Torean Mountains, guiding a mixed company of Syrdisian royalty and Elven mercenaries. They travel in search of…well…Aeryk isn't exactly sure. Royals can be secretive and tricksome, and Elves, including the enigmatic, amber-eyed Jyn-Ael-Tor, are even more so.
Aeryk's cousin, ex-sheriff Ranyl Emyrt, discovers that marriage isn't what he expected. Suddenly becoming one of two has placed him in largely uncharted territory. He finds himself embroiled once again in clan politics while fending off Guilley raiders. Then his father comes calling, bearing news that will set into motion a future none could have foreseen.