Ileni is losing her magic, and that means she' s losing everything: her position as the rising star of her people, her purpose, and even the young man she loves. Sent to the assassins' cave, hidden deep within the mountains, she expects no one will hear from her again. The last two sorcerers sent died within weeks of each other. As Ileni navigates the dangers of the caves, she' ll discover secrets that have been kept for decades. And she' ll find an ally in Sorin, the young man who could be the assassins' next leader. With Sorin determined to protect her, sparks-- magical and romantic-- will fly. But will even he understand the choice she must make in the end?