'Hampton Rourke has always lived under his father′s shadow, and he′s not convinced he′s the right man to be leading the search for Asarlai and the Forbidden Texts. When the clues lead to Boston and he stumbles upon one of the fabled lost families, Hampton faces challenges that will test his faith in himself.
'Charlotte Haraldson has been taught to hate the bardria, so it stinks that the man of her dreams isn′t just from Sclossin but is the most powerful of them all. Then she learns that everything she′s been taught is lies and she has to find new meaning for her and the gadda.
'With Asarlai setting loose one of the most dangerous gadda who had ever lived and then gaining a powerful ally, the pressure builds to stop her and retrieve the texts before she can finalise her terrible plan and change the world forever.' (From the publisher's website.)