Skin black as pitch, nails like talons...
A mysterious illness creeps through Acantha's people--one that even the most powerful healers' magic cannot touch. When the affliction proves to be something far more sinister, Noora Duskbourne finds herself trapped.
Blamed by the King for the incident, Noora's only ally in her escape from the King's fury is Vaeros, a man whose identity is shrouded in mystery. However, safety is not quite at hand as she is pursued by a Warder as skilled in the hunt as he is with the deadly arts of arcane combat.
A path wrought with danger awaits Noora and Vaeros as they discover that something harrowing lingers in the light--an ancient darkness that refuses to remain forgotten.