A spontaneous adventure north, a catastrophic attack, and a surprising realization culminate into the perfect storm, bringing Claire and Talon together under unexpected circumstances. When they attend the long-awaited Tournament's Ball, the changes between them grow too numerous to count. Meanwhile, things spiral out of control across Dragonwall. The Sprites secretly rally under a new and mysterious leader. The Dwargs show themselves for the first time. And help often comes from unexpected places. The path of the world is becoming more certain with each day. Claire must navigate it, learning more about herself and what she’s capable of, if she is to confront a fate that seems so certain.