Ryan Blackwell thought to escape his magic by burying himself in the military college at Northshield, Vermont. But Northshield University has a secret: a nexus of magical power that people will kill to possess. Hiding his power becomes impossible. Instead, he finds himself in the midst of a deeper and more dangerous sorcery than he has ever encountered before.
Danger looms over Northshield once more. Elemental fire is running wild on campus, and only Ryan has a chance of standing against it. He finds himself in the midst of terrible choices – choices that will put his life and the lives of everyone he dares to care about on the line.
There are Powers in the world. Old beings with more magic than Ryan has ever encountered. One of them is coming to take Ryan’s magic and destroy him in the process. He’ll have to use everything he’s learned – and truly embrace the thing he has tried so hard to avoid – just to survive.