"Darkness fell early in the Violent Mountains and though Meurie did not fear the dark, she was desperately tired. These past many days, she had slept fitfully on the hard ground on only a thin bedroll, hunted for her food and drank from ice-cold mountain streams she passed along the way. Her long, strong legs carried her over many rough miles and would carry her the rest of the way home. As long as she avoided detection from whatever it was that followed her, she would be safe."
Storm Rider, the untamed grandson of the King of Jior, can call the winds, tame the lightning, and soar with the thunder. Meurie is half-human, half-Ny-Failen and when her path crosses with Storm Rider, he will stop at nothing to take this wingless girl with him to ride the storms. A mysterious man on a desperate mission barges his way into the nineteenth-birthday celebration for Mercy Rose, daughter Princess Lyra Song. When secrets are exposed, lies uncovered and wonderful magic revealed, Mercy Rose is faced with the biggest decision of her life, to give her heart to this stranger or possibly lose her soul? Rain Song is the only granddaughter of King Lorn who can marry the Gray King's son in a dreaded marriage pact, and while the Ny-Failen of Jior fight the curse of the marriage contract, she decides to take her own path. Defying her father Jagged Edge, and her grandfather King Lorn, she faces black sorcery and risks everything to follow her heart.