When Bron, bodyguard to the Select, is jolted awake by an explosion, he quickly discovers that the entire city of Jalseion is in flames. Everywhere, people are dead, buildings collapsed, whole neighborhoods demolished. The scientific center of the world…burning to the ground. And the Select, those who rule through the magic in the wells? Where are they, and what has happened to the magic that powers the city?
Bron banishes fear and uncertainty as he crosses the rubble with one goal: to find her. Finding her is only the beginning. With the world turned upside down, he’ll need to find Calea, his charge, a place to belong. But is there anywhere for her to go if the magic that has been her life is truly gone?