Neilson Hewitt has the weirdest luck in all the realms. His wings are giving him trouble again, but at least he's taken the first dose of prescribed elixir to help renegerate his absent magic. He discovers there's more to Calida than meets the eye, when Dexter Baronsworth comes to fetch him for a private meeting. Neil's in for a crash-course on everything dragel as he meets the Baronsworth Circle. Upon learning of his mission mentor, the tables turn in Neil's favor. If his luck holds, the Baronsworth Circle will be powerful allies. If it doesn't--he's pretty sure there's no way he'll survive this year.