Heir to the throne of en’Edlia on the magical world of Irth, Crown Patriarch Thairyn insistently claims that he has a magical birth-gift, even though there is no evidence of it. His family fears he is not just a late bloomer, but magicless like his mother and older sister.
The rebellious Xens continue their hostilities against the ruling family members who were born off-world or without magic. When Xens kidnap Thairyn, his frolicking game of “catch-me-if-you-can” turns into a deadly race of “find-me-if-you-can.” Will Thairyn be able to overcome his own fear and self-doubt? Will his family be exiled? Will Thairyn escape his kidnappers before they claim the ransom and possibly his life?
,p>Unknown to anyone, Thairyn steals a secret that will change all their lives— if there is time for it to unfold amid political and family crisis and the vengeful kidnappers’ plot.