Layna attains the coveted position of Guardian. She is commissioned to mediate for, to teach and to protect the people of Delven Seven. When four of her young students disappear, she is desperate to find them, and begins a journey that pins her between those who seek the ancient Path of Light and the worshipers of the Dark.
To save her students, she must find the ancient Path though it leads to a Place Above that could destroy their world. Ultimately, she must risk the destruction of everything she's sworn to protect to save the ones she loves.
The quest offers him a chance at redemption, but first he must survive the journey.
Braeden knows he doesn't belong in Arathaid, but though he is old and gray with grief, he tries to help in any way he can. When he steps across his threshold into the light and he doesn't get burned, he thinks it will be a good day. Until the great, black Bleddyn comes toward him with a bundle of blankets hanging from his toothy jaw. The day goes quickly downhill when the creature places the bundle at Braeden's feet and says Return this. And then the bundle cries.
Thus begins Braeden’s quest. One that will force him to journey through the Dark Vale of his world, and through the dark veil of his soul.