Kidnapped by a man who seeks to use magic to control the Turic kingdom, Kelene and Gabria must come up with a way to foil his evil schemes, with the help of the winged horse Demira, a mysterious mountain tribe, and a fierce griffon.
Peace has flourished for over twenty years on the Dark Horse Plains. Under the leadership of Lady Gabria and Lord Athlone, the outcast magic-wielders have gained a tenuous acceptance among their people. But when a devastating plague sweeps over the eleven Clans of Valorian, old suspicions of sorcery flare. The clans’ only hope for survival rests with a handful of young magic-wielders and their quest to the ruins of Moy Tura, ancient and feared city of the sorcerers.