Torin has been cast down, and something resembling calm has settled over Terus. Only the Consuls know of the appearance of Nuriel, the Aspect of Fire, and his mad plan to cleanse the world, but that knowledge will not stay hidden much longer. Laila struggles with her path, unsure of what to do and fearful of a home that she is certain hates her for what she has become. Following a devastating attack, a new enemy appears, and Laila is forced into action. Signs point her to the West and the Sacred Waters, a place that may grant her the power to stop Nuriel, but a journey there may cost her everything.