Marked as a traitor by his own people and distrusted by his new allies, Dirk Provin walks a dangerous tightrope of political intrigue as he tries to find a way to expose the truth about the second sun.
In Dhevyn, hurt and angry over Kirsh's continuing affair with Marqel, Alenor embarks on a course of action that could ruin everything. And in the Baenlands, convinced Dirk has betrayed them, Tia Veran sets out to do something about it . . .