What happens when death turns upside down, and relationships become tainted with distrust? Nikolas Holbrooke is a young Warlock studying at the Seattle Regency, a school where students can train to master their abilities and learn to protect the agencies of Magic. Along with his friends, Nik is working steadily toward graduation, desperate to escape to a life of his own. But when a mysterious force begins to work against the young Warlocks, and untold secrets threaten to spill over, Nik and his friends must use their skills to keep their heads above water. And if they can't, they'll learn the most important lesson of all: secrets sealed with blood are never friendly, and often deadly.