When the mystical and peaceful inhabitants of the isle of Volsa are slaughtered by the jealous and lethally paranoid Emperor of Sennia, one child escapes. Five-year old Nika is taken in by a Sennian family who secretly raises her as their own in the Empire's capital. Sworn to secrecy, her special powers remain a mystery even to her. One fateful day, when the increasingly desperate Emperor Roddic orders a savage attack on his own people, Nika's stunning powers are revealed. Terrified of her newly uncovered abilities and with the Sennian Army on her heels, Nika and her sister Maddy flee for their lives. As Emperor Roddic feverishly plots to secure his crumbling rule and a mysterious man arrives in the capital, Nika must venture deep into her painful past to unlock the secret of her power to save herself, Maddy and the innocent people of the Empire.