Patterson's epic dystopian saga continues as Whit and Wisty Allgood have finally triumphed over the evil that has overshadowed their world. Now they move on to their next mission: becoming members of a governing Council that will return the Overworld to a place of creativity, magic and freedom. But it isn't long before the adults on the Council want to control the use of magic in the city and a diabolical wizard threatens war. As Wisty begins a new relationship with a mysterious boy, brother and sister find themselves growing apart. Will they be able to come together to fight the mounting threats that could return their world to the hands of a tyrant?