She who lives by the sword will die by it. Having caused a wake of destruction in Astrea, Targa accepts exile to the ground, returning to the Great Library of Rhakotis. With her travel three young women, all extraordinary, who she’s mentoring through these chaotic times. One of them is the heir to the Astrean throne, glad to escape a destiny that she never wanted. One is a brilliant inventor, rediscovering ancient techniques long thought lost. The third is her house maid, the one who actually gets stuff done, which is a skill one should never underestimate. Even with all this turmoil, life has yet more irony targeted at Targa. Love is in the air, and for an Astrean, that’s a lethal situation, a villain who’s a capable match to Targa’s tumultuous power.