Erolisi’s fought against her power her entire life. King Mayven of Cedar is desperate for an upper hand on the battlefield, and he’s enslaved the Beguilers so he can use their magic. Erolisi refuses to be used. But in a moment of weakness, she gives in, feeding her need by drawing life force from her best friend, Aelwyn, and shattering their relationship in the process.
Now the energy Erolisi took must be released, fed to a warrior of Cedar to bolster his strength. This time she’s determined to resist her power’s call and no longer be a pawn. If she succeeds, though, her own magic will end her life.