Earth destroyed her family's past. Will Fire destroy its future?
The Earthspark, a cursed power that nearly destroyed Nienna's family a thousand years ago, has appeared once more, and she's the one holding the knife.
As her ill-fated power grows, so does the number of dark creatures bent on seeing her dead. Now she must choose to embrace the Earthspark or live the rest of her life like a hunted animal. But by accepting her power, her family's greatest enemy will be her only ally in the fight against the rising evil of the Fire Witch.
Can she betray her family to gain the peace she so desires? The fate of her people rests on the untried shoulders of Tellidus's secondborn and the infamous Guardian of Earth.