Three hundred years prior to the events of the epic novel Spireseeker, Princess Byrn has been exiled from the castle at Riverbend Fortress, leaving her tyrant brother to rule all of Fayen. Faced with certain death if she reveals her own survival, she must choose between her own life and the well-being of the people that she loves, when her brother brings her home to the brink of a bloody war. Byrn soon finds that she is not alone. With help from her father's spy network and a race of elves claiming special powers, she sets her sights on the one place where she can end the violence: her father's throne. Follow Byrn's journey as she struggles to defeat her brother and reclaim peace and prosperity for all of Fayen.
As family and friends are taken from their midst and turned to a life of mindless devotion to their new Master, the creatures of Fayen begin to lose hope. But none of this suffering has reached the peaceful island where Beryl lives with her grandparents. Then one day her family is attacked, and Beryl is forced to flee the only home she’s ever known. As she travels, Beryl discovers who, and what, she really is.
Torn between self-doubt and the blind courage that comes from necessity, she marches bravely to confront evil, meeting friends and enemies along the way.