Growing up, Ari depended on his parents for help navigating the dangerous world after the Transition. As he matured, he fell in love with Tahirah, the princess of Tamarud, and became her phoenix guardian.
Now, he’s isolated from his parents, their fates unknown. Meanwhile, Tahirah is forced into an engagement with the man who devastated their home. With all of his sources of stability gone, he must think for himself.
Relying on new friends and family he hasn’t seen in years, Ari struggles with missing his parents and his trust in Tahirah. Throughout his journey, he forges alliances with friends and foes as his abilities as a phoenix guardian grow.
Alone for the first time, his increasing fears and budding independence lead him to ask:
Who does he really trust?