A once-idyllic world is cast into shadow when its boundaries are encroached upon by the ever-destructive mortal races. The only hope for the Enchanted World is mass exodus to the island of Ilthen. Society grows slowly into chaos as the Elven tribes work out boundaries and territory, and old grudges are rekindled.
Meanwhile, Citrosine and her sister grow apart at a terrifying rate, as Tie questions life and love after the recent disappearance of their mother, and Citrosine's dark magic takes hold of her. Citrosine must choose between light and dark, love and loss...and between an Elf predicting her death and a charming Shadow Elf whose uncle may be darker than he seems.
Ilthen becomes chaos as lives are lost, family is alienated, the flow of time is altered, and innocence is stolen away.