Era cares only of surpassing his father's infamy as a master thief - until he stumbles onto a kidnapped girl and promises to return her home. Dreaming of a quick and easy reward, Era and his thieving partner Jem set off to return the girl to her wealthy father. However, when bounty hunters and elemental mercenaries attack to recapture the girl, her claims of ignorance begin to ring hollow. When the girl's own elemental talents are revealed, Era begins to question what else she may be hiding.
In the second book in the Runics Series, Jeff Kish continues the saga of powerful elementalists, ancient technology, dueling kingdoms, and those fated to be at the center of it all.
Following the failed barracks raid, Era knows he can do nothing to save his friend until he unravels the truth of his own identity, especially as his falsified memories and growing earth shaping abilities instill doubt that the creeds Era once held dear are truly part of who he is.