When Benzel is a boy, his family is murdered and his village is destroyed by berserkers. Now grown, he dedicates his life to finding the berserkers responsible but is stymied at every turn by magic, dragons, and dragonslayers. Benzel meets a monster that can help him, but at what cost?
Seventeen-year-old Aaliss graduated at the top of her class and now protects Eden as a highly trained Guardian. When her rather odd younger brother, Wilky, discovers a cure, it comes at a high cost, as the High Priest falsely brands them as traitors, and Aaliss must do what she never expected—run. Forced to flee the only home they’ve ever known, they plunge into the land of the Soulless. Captured in the wild new world, Aaliss strikes a deal with the surprisingly charming Prince Eamon—the cure, in exchange for her freedom. Together they search for the ingredients to the cure in a desperate race against time to save the Prince’s brother’s life.