Ellan escapes from exile to reclaim the throne! She'll stop at nothing to destroy Tristine and Tyrone, including summoning the dark forces her father once defeated. Her action divides the Council of Twelve, catches the Guardians unprepared, throws the royal family into turmoil and brings Allon to civil war.Only one man stands between she and her goal. Only man can command the loyalty to thwart her plans. The question is - will he?