In a mystical transfusion of power, Alabek has disappeared into the night, leaving Laurie shaken. Now, 'Sasha' is at large, Madame Gloriana is dead and Laurie is constantly haunted by the image of her twin sister. But something much darker is at work in Madame Gloriana's, something that paranoid Laurie cannot ignore. Students have gone against each other, portals into the other realms are splitting open and messages written in blood are sent to Ezra, threatening a bloodbath. And Laurie is constantly taking the blame. Who can you trust when no one believes you?