Sorcery and those who practice it have been exterminated from the Four Realms, their memory used only to frighten children. To be accused of associating with a suspected sorcerer means death or worse.
Seri has adapted to her harsh exile, seeing herself well rid of her noble family’s intrigues and the cruel politics of power. But her bitter peace collapses when she shelters a fugitive – a man incapable of speech, yet skilled at violence and quite possibly mad. Only a journey of anguished memory and ancient riddles can unravel the mysteries of his identity, his mission, and her own soul. And those responsible for his condition lie hidden, awaiting the apocalypse.