The situation in Endalwynndale has become dire as Aylan's magic begins to spiral out of control. While her energy is mysteriously drawn away, her magic begins to lash out at her royal subjects. Frustrated, she is left as weak as a kitten, and helpless to stop the attacks. Lazelan and Wolfbane anxiously race to the dwarven mines of Mount Embalk on their quest to find the Almatraek Bright to save her. But they must make haste or risk losing it forever, as a crazed member of the self-appointed guardians of the tome will stop at nothing to prevent them from finding it. In an attempt to help her friends find the book, Sasha turns to her visions, but fears the mysterious darkness that has begun to eclipse her ability to see exactly where it lies.