A war has begun between the three factions with the Equites at the helm. Emily learns of a darker side to the heku, but befriending an agricultural Equites Coven starts to change her views. They take her in as one of their own and prove to her that the heku have a softer, more civilized side.
Emily's life with Keith comes back to haunt her, just as she begins to think things with the Equites are calming down. When Chevalier has to decide between what Emily wants and what's best for her, it threatens to tear them apart.
Attacks on Emily become more dangerous as she begins to venture out into the world of the mortals to try to find some shred of a normal life. She starts to realize that the heku aren't as indestructible as she first thought, and she has an idea that could bring peace to the heku.