Fourteen-year-old Rafen – the royal family’s adopted son and the legendary figure known as the Fledgling of the Phoenix – is sure there is a conspiracy underway. Torn from the family he loves, he is forced to flee. He finds himself in the Woods with no food, no friends, and no weapons.
The Woods hold many secrets – and one of them is the truth about his bloodline. Rafen must draw his sword to face not just the Lashki Mirah, but the demons and sorcery that made...
As Rafen becomes more desperate to wrest Siana from the Lashki Mirah, he wonders what would happen if the Sianians joined forces with the pirate king Sirius. By the time Rafen realizes his mistake, it is too late.
There might be one way of overthrowing the Lashki and Sirius–but it may demand everything Rafen has – even his soul. He will have to prove that he is the true servant of the king.