When Raif and Drey Sevrance return home to their clan as the only survivors of a vicious attack in which their father and clan chief were killed, everything changes for Raif. Uneasy with the new chief’s brutal reign and his brother’s acceptance of it, Raif welcomes his Uncle Angus Lok’s invitation to accompany him to Spire Vanis. Asarhia March – Ash for short – is the beautiful ward of Penthero Iss, Overlord of Spire Vanis. When Ash discovers that he plans to imprison her, she flees and is cornered at the City gates by the Elite Guards. But Angus Lok dives into the midst of the Guards and snatches her to safety. Angus knows this girl will develop powers as she grows to womanhood – she could destroy herself and the world if she doesn’t know how to control them. Only Raif can protect her on her journey to understanding.