Annev and his friends have survived the destruction of Chaenbalu, but greater threats await them in the capital city of Luqura.
As Annev navigates the city’s perilous streets, he must also evade those who seek to possess and destroy him while seeking answers to the questions that continue to haunt him: Who orchestrated the attack on his village … and why? Who is Reeve, and why did Sodar want Annev to find him? Can Annev trust him?
Most importantly, can Annev learn to control his nascent magic, and will he find a way to remove the cursed artifact now fused to his body? If so, what will it ultimately cost him?