Book #2 in the Desert Thorn Series (aka read that first) Darkness looms on the horizon. After the eye-opening events in Cocrela, Ilana and her friends have realized there is more to the war than meets the eye. Ilana struggles with convincing the kingdom demons are something to be worried about-until they start appearing in organized attacks. But before she can help extinguish the growing shadows, Ilana must make it through her final two years as a trainee and find a knight master. Friends will be gained, lost, and rekindled anew amidst a war that ravages its kingdom to the core. An old friend will seek glory for the wrong side, a sorcerer battles between his duty and what is right, and two famed knight start the fight for glory one last time.