Trouble stirs between nations and rebellion threatens Faeraven. When Kai returns with the supposed DawnKing, Lof Shraen Elcon cannot trust that the Elder youth truly is the prophesied deliverer. Driven to prove himself, Elcon banishes the boy and embarks on a peace-keeping campaign into the Elder lands, where he falls in love with an Elder princess betrothed to another. Sometimes the deliverance of a nation comes only through the humility of one. Declaring his love would shame the nations, but Elcon is torn. As war approaches, ElconAaas choices lead him on a journey of discovery that will either settle the lands or leave them mired in conflict. Can his kingdom ever be united, or will the consequences of his decisions forever tear asunder the fabric of Faeraven?