It's been nearly half a year since Benjamina James was given her powers as a Guardian of the Light and began training for a war against the evil that hides in the shadows. As Bennie reels from the recent tragedies and revelations, she finds being a teenage girl with superpowers is the least of her bothers. On top of training with new Guardians, surviving the tenth grade, and preparing for soccer season again, Bennie finds a relationship building with her long time crush. All the while, Reyortsed is fighting to find a way into Pelanca, the heart of the Guardian Universe.
Bennie and her friends return, along with many new faces, in this long-awaited sequel to Shadowchild, winner of the Pearson Prize for Fiction, 2010.