The darkness makes itself known to Namir and his friends in harsh ways. Things are never what they seem and those struggling to survive find it even harder. Threats, like death, come unannounced. Although the search for Halin nears its end, Nurn and Jerine still have hardships to face. Meanwhile, Hessa and Aves face a different kind of threat. All the while Namir finds new challenges in his quest to obtain his birthright.