All's not peaceful on the planet Tanul. While the pirates that were responsible for the enslavement of the planets children have been defeated, treachery still lurks the halls of the palace. The king's adviser, Galdon, is no longer happy with his role. He wants more, even if it means the death of his best friend, King Alistare, to accomplish it.
War forces Aria into a role she neither wants nor feels ready for. Kor Latron has taught her the art of healing, but she must also be a leader and a teacher.
As the night sky becomes darker and the planets twin moons begin to wane, Alestrion prepares to enter his full glory.