Aluna’s father is Master Wizard of the Katalan. On her thirteenth birthday she's initiated into the coven and swears allegiance to her clan. Then she has a vision about the mother she's never known and a gold sceptre with an eagle’s head handle. Aluna’s father wants the sceptre too, as do the evil Bygnorim. Will Aluna really betray her father? What terrible secret is he hiding about her mother?