Every war has its casualties.
For a thousand years, the Four Cities of Arcera lived in peace, until Governor Sorin Greyling discovered the mysterious fifth city: Seascape.
Its advanced technology far surpasses that of the Four Cities, but why has it remained hidden all this time?
With Meadowcity still in danger of Greyling’s army, Sylvia must travel to seek help. She finds herself in Seascape, where she meets the formidable Lady Naomi Blackwater. The strange city is reluctant to help, but Lady Blackwater offers Sylvia a chance to prove herself: the Trials.
The Trials push Sylvia’s physical and mental limits to the breaking point. With each task she learns more about Seascape’s vast technologies—and discovers she is good at manipulating them. But soon she will discover their darkest secret, the reason that kept them apart for a thousand years…