To hell with everyone. That's Siobhan's motto. Not even her loyal mentor Elias can strip her of her desire to barter passage to Ardorn where she can live without fear of her past catching up to her, a past that destroyed everything she loved. Streetwise and hardened to reality, Siobhan keeps her head down and out of in the crosshairs of the Vanguard Generals--men who enslave anyone with magic into will-less perfect soldiers and kill any human who gets in their way. Their brutal methods part crowded streets and make even Siobhan shiver at the sight of their crimson cloaks. To stay clear of them is to survive and Siobhan is a master of survival. Until she meets Wren. His naïve, wannabe thief ways, would have been fun to play with if not for the fact he's willing to sacrifice everything, including his life, in order to rescue his fiancé. Siobhan finds herself pulled into his quest; one that shatters everything she thought she wanted. Reaching Ardorn becomes the least of her problems. If Siobhan doesn't accept who she was born to be, the entire world will shatter and a great evil will rise. So much for having a little fun.