For centuries there has been a tenuous peace through the ruins of the Corinthian Empire. One bought with the blood of countless thousands, and floundering in the shadows of a cold war fueled by magic, faith, and dragons. The memory of mages may be long, but time brings complacency, and ambition is a wolf ever circling at the door.
Three children are cast into the royal court of the small western kingdom of Avrale. A land caught between the true power brokers of their world. Yet the forces of fate spiraling around the Ashton children hint at a larger picture. That nothing about them is at all ordinary, even if all they want is to live their lives, and find their place in a world that seems to always have other plans. They will learn that gifts can be burdens, and that great power is never without consequence.