"When dark winds blow across the land,
And when evil tries to make a stand,
Flames will guide the weary way,
To all who have gone astray."
A wish made through an ancient magic curses the children it grants with a prophecy of a war between the Elemental Empires, a sacrifice, and a bloody future. Frightened, the Fire Emperor and his Empress increase security measures and take immense precautions, but to no avail. The Empire is set aflame and falls, the Imperial family is murdered, and only two heirs escape. Ambushed by bandits during the flee to safety, the siblings are separated and forced to walk different paths. An orphaned boy named Ivan who survived the Burning joins them on their journey to seek the truth behind the fall of the Fire Empire and to prevent a war from splitting apart the country of Hettleden. From a conspiracy between princes, an underground rebellion, and a tumultuous journey to evade the Imperial armies after their heads, it isn't as easy as one would hope.