In her short time of awakening, Avarie is reluctantly stolen away to the Russian FSB by the immortal twins Kirill and Mikhail to continue her training in a deal Courtney made with the Russians' before she was ever created. Taking along her elemental guardian, Sasha, they must learn to cope together in a foreign land. Avarie learns more of her past life as the people she trains with relate stories from the darkest days of the fall of the United States. The past and present collide as her and Sasha learn about love, forgiveness, and the magic inside us all. While the Powers that Be close in on her, she has to learn to rise above her fears and let those that care for her guide her through the shadows.