A single mistake has far-reaching consequences for a carpenter's apprentice.
When Tolan is accidentally chosen to attend the prestigious Terenhall Academy, he's thrust into a world where he doesn't belong. He has no power over the elements like the other students at the Academy. His talents lie in menial work like woodworking, not magic. Life at the Academy worsens when they become the target of an attack by rogue elementals. As the attacks increase, Tolan must find who’s responsible, or the Draasin Lord will succeed in destroying the Academy.
Tolan's choice is painfully simple — survive the Academy... or die trying.