Dev is a desperate man. After narrowly surviving a smuggling job gone
wrong, he’s now a prisoner of the Alathian Council, held hostage to
ensure his friend Kiran - former apprentice to one of the most
ruthless mages alive - does their bidding.
But Kiran isn’t Dev’s only concern. Back in his home city of Ninavel,
the child he once swore to protect faces a terrible fate if he can’t
reach her in time, and the days are fast slipping away. So when the
Council offers Dev freedom in exchange for his and Kiran’s assistance
in a clandestine mission to Ninavel, he can’t refuse, no matter how
much he distrusts their motives.
Once in Ninavel the mission proves more treacherous than even Dev
could have imagined. Betrayed by allies, forced to aid their enemies,
he and Kiran must confront the darkest truths of their pasts if they
hope to save those they love and survive their return to the Tainted