Tika has survived Mortan’s assassins and the terrors of The Swamp of Tears. Now armed with the Veil of Death, and helped by the mysterious warrior Tahle’el, she faces her greatest challenge yet as she enters the kingdom of Soren to rescue her father from the Mercy Mines.
But Tika can’t even seem to help herself, for Mortan and his followers aren’t the only ones she has to watch out for. She doesn’t travel very far before falling into Prince Perdon’s trap—and what Prince Perdon wants, he gets.
Tika is forced to fight against phantom voices, hide from Sha’Vhen, and even battle her best friend in a fight to the death, as she tries to escape Perdon’s Elemental “collection”—all while her father still struggles to survive in the Mercy Mines.