In a land where magic is illegal, Faye is a homeless half-fairy, roaming the streets of Acren in search of money to steal. Until she comes across a man on the run who needs her help. Despite the man's mysterious past, Faye follows him, in hopes of finding a better life, in a place where she doesn't have to hide her identity. However, the journey isn't an easy one, with King Lyon's guards after them. And that's just their first obstacle. Together, the half-fairy and the runaway must make their way out of Vustaria, and into Dorendi. But it turns out there's something else in Dorendi the man has his eye on, and Faye must make a decision on where she really wants to go.