Cienn lun’Orater thought nothing would ever change in his life. He felt he was doomed to sit on the sidelines watching everyone around him thrive in the swirl of colors and backhanded compliments that was court life. But after one dark night his life is left in shambles. He finds himself in a far different whirlwind than the one of satin and lace he left behind. Now thrust into the secret, underground world of the magical resistance, he is told that he is the key to an ancient prophecy said to bring about the return of magic and the Gods to their rightful thrones. By way of an ancient and powerful book, Cienn must master his gifts and decide if he really is the catalyst for victory everyone keeps telling him he is. And of course, find out if the fluttering that erupts in his stomach whenever his guardian the master Shield mage Kourokain looks at him is more than just a bellyache. Get ready for an adventure you thought you’d heard of before, but with an unexpected twist that will leave you speechless.