On a war decimated earth, there are few safe places, and even fewer safe cities. All that's left are ruins, woods, and cities where humans are trying to build society again. No one knows the truth behind the war, but it is believed the Strongs began it. And so, to stop it from happening again, they are killed.
Most humans now have an affinity of varying strength for one of the elements: fire, earth, water, air, and rarely mind. There are some who have a Strong affinity. The Strongs are able to manipulate the elements – and are killed for it.
Fighters are born without an affinity and trained from a young age to kill the Strongs. Their gift of being unaffected by the Strongs' power make them ideal assassins.
Makenna is a Strong Fire. She and her best friend Halima, a medium mind, have been on the run from Makenna's mother for the past two years.
Drystan Aston, a Fighter, and a childhood friend of Makenna's, is dead set on finding them.
As Makenna and Halima run for their lives, and Drystan chases after them, all three will uncover startling truths about the world they live in.
Will they discover the whole truth in time to stop the disaster? Will Drystan finally complete the quest he has been dead set on for the last two years? Or will Rhona, his Strong mind grandmother, be proven right?