With time running short, Morgan must learn how to master her unique powers and call the marlens to fight. She and Roden embark on a journey together, hopeful that he will be able to teach her all she needs to know in order to succeed. The two face many obstacles together: a dragon who keeps a human farm, fighting off enemy mages, dealing with opposition from the marlens, and trying to fight off the unlikely attraction the two of them begin feel for one another. They have a job to do and if Morgan fails, countless lives will be lost and damage will be done that even magic can’t fix.
But what none of them realize is that there’s another player in this game, a man smart enough to know when to keep to the shadows and when to make a move, and he won’t stop until he has everything that he wants. For him, this war is only a steppingstone to something much bigger, and it hinges on Morgan being successful at finding the marlens.