"A child's life hangs in balance..."
In the age of science and gunpowder, what place does magic hold? When a high-profile murder is dumped in her lap, Draius isn't worried about magic. City Guard politics are brutal and the captain makes it clear her job is on the line; there are plenty of rivals waiting for her to fail, including her estranged husband. More killings follow. Draius endures threats and attacks as she uncovers a conspiracy to revive necromancy. But when her son is threatened, she must join the age-old battle between life-light and necromancy. To save her son and country, she must risk her sanity and step into the minds of the Phrenii, the five elementals who protect Tyrra's children and departed souls.
Even the Phrenii cannot foresee the coming catastrophe: they will be tainted by death, changing the world forever.