Book 4 of Ian's Realm Saga When Silvio, the old wizard, eyes a woman dragging an unconscious young man ashore on his beach, he suspects the worst. A sorceress warrior from the island of Taikus could mean nothing but ill will. But who is the boy? With a wisp of magic, he freezes the warrior into a bronze statue, and nurtures the boy back to health. The teenager, Ivar, explains that he is on a quest to discover his past, but a violent storm found him cast into the sea. Silvio’s suspicions rise and he wonders why a Taikan would rescue an archer from Kaempern. When Silvio joins Ivar on his journey, his answers come all too quickly as he, too, becomes the evil queen’s prey and there’s a reason she’s keeping them alive.