Dark days have descended on the Fallen Lands. Cat Calhoun, finally accepting his destiny as the Pandarin, finds life as his generation's champion defined by compromise and sacrifice. The Forever King, still haunted by a tragic past, looks to the shape the Summer Coast's present and future through war. Behind all of it, the scheming shapeshifter, Grandmother Rose, inches closer to the fruition of her grand design--a world without hope, its sacred histories lost. A Red Seer and black magyck, old rivalries and new alliances collide in a struggle that threatens to send the Summer Coast spiralling into chaos.