The adventuring group known as the Phantom Five journey to the empire’s capital to warn of the threat against it. But instead of a welcome reception, they find a city wrought with deception. The royal children are missing, murders happen overnight, and the group’s own loyalties are questioned. Worse, their one contact in the capital, Unolé’s Shadow Guild, has marked her as a traitor.
All the while, rumors spread of a great storm over Soleia hiding a monster within. And as their attention is divided in a world crumbling into chaos around them, Jade knows the clock is ticking on her visions. If she doesn’t make it to Oceala soon, everyone in her city will die.
At the same time, Taliesin and Ruuda remain locked in prison by order of the Citadel mage. As they plot their risky escape, they discover secrets about one another’s past. And why they ran away from home in the first place.