Nathan and Verin have just rescued Ava, her little sister Rose, Sharon. Their old village having been destroyed, Nathan and the girls decide to trust Verin and follow him to the magical kingdom of Balta.
But as they arrive in their new home they are greeted by great clouds of black smoke. Balta is under attack!
Book two of the Stoneblood Saga continues the story of Nathan Stoneblood as he discovers the extent of his new-found powers and explores his mother's homeland, a world filled with magic and intrigue.