Torian Ranth is no longer the struggling student he once was.
Now a skilled sahir to be reckoned with, Torian arrives at the devastated university. It still stands amid the remnants of the Rusav onslaught.
Torian dives deep into the study of sahir magic, trying to wield his valsahir power by grasping the nuances of the conventional sahir elements. However, the university is not the sanctuary he had hoped for, as it remains under the constant threat of the Rusav and their deadly creatures.
Behind the chaos, an unexpected person pulls the strings, orchestrating the attacks that could lead to the final fall of the university and the destruction of all that Torian holds dear. His new-found power may be the only hope.
Can he unravel the secrets of his valsahir magic in time to stand against the shadows that threaten to engulf the one place that withstood the last attack? The weight of magic presses heavily upon him, but failure is not an option.
Torian must learn to master the shades of his magic or watch his world crumble into ruins.
Book 2 in a new Progression Fantasy series from bestseller D.K. Holmberg. This is coming-of-age magic academy fantasy with a weak-to-strong progression into power, perfect for fans of Mark of the Fool, Cradle, and Bastion.