After a fateful confrontation at the mystical crossroads, Serena Vasperan has mysteriously vanished and appears to be beyond rescue. Meanwhile, the provinces continue to descend into chaos and lawlessness without their self-proclaimed champion. Wounded, despondent, and heartsick for his lost Serena, Cade Seagram embarks on a last-ditch effort to find the rumored Necromancer who might be his only hope for finding Serena. All while Joanna Faromere keeps the torch of hope lit in spite of the ever-growing hopelessness that would extinguish it.
Can Cade or Joanna find Serena in time for her to fulfill her destiny handed down to her by her father and mentor before the nameless and ageless agent of chaos can wield its most powerful weapon against them?