Your enemies will do anything to stop you. Your best friend might be dead. And your only hope is your father ... a man you've never met - until now. Who would you trust? Bran Hambric believes that the Farfield Curse is over with. But when he discovers a safe-deposit box in his dead mother's name - in the very bank vault where he was discovered as a boy - Bran's past comes rushing back. Now he's on a frightening path that puts everyone he cares about in danger. When Bran's best friend, Astara, is kidnapped, Bran will do whatever it takes to save her and prevent the evil mage on his trail from claiming the power of the curse for herself. But will the magic destroy him the way it destroyed his mother?