The Utu Tonah is defeated and the peace Tan has wanted finally comes to the kingdoms. Before he can know that peace, Tan faces his most difficult challenge yet as he attempts to rule in Par-shon, this time without his bonded draasin to guide him.
Worse, all is not as he thought, and the history of Par-shon more complicated than he knew. Secrets emerge that change what he knows of the elementals and the power that he commands. And somehow he must navigate strange politics while discovering the source of a new threat, one where his shaping ability and connection to the elementals might not be enough.