The Aeril Forest has been completely healed, the battles are finally over, and yet, the corrosive blackness that has been haunting Raf still seems to be growing in strength. Can the source really be Pavor, the Gerent’s cousin, as he suspects? Whatever it is, they know they must race to reach Miern and try to stop the vile traitor from taking over the city. But the Pass has become far more treacherous than before… They quickly become entangled in plots that flare up around them, tearing them apart and dragging them down dark and dangerous paths that push them all to their limits. With time pressing, Raf rushes blindly forward through the chaos, knowing that he is all that stands in the way of the darkness consuming their world.