Dara has disappeared in a fit of uncontrolled rage. Now she has to learn to rein in the power in her Ancient Blood before it burns her from the inside out while Caspian, Mac, and Roan attempt to locate her from across the continent. Elnor takes a detour to check in with her boss and to serve a side of blackmail on an all-too-deserving target.
All roads lead to Eldendore, a city-state plagued by years of bigotry and intolerance of the Ancient Blood. Rebellion threatens to spill into the streets even before Roan arrives. Tentative new friendships are formed and immediately tested in the midst of chaos. While fighting their way out of yet another city, the company is once again forced to question Auhle's intentions in stealing the ancient artifact that the Watchers are after.