Sophia Sinclair has hit rock bottom.
Her biggest fear has been realized: she's been thrown in the Black Citadel for being a Fireborn. Except she's not a Fireborn-and for once, that's a problem.
With her powers gone, it's only a matter of time until the Council of Magic sets her free. But is she truly free without her powers? She may have despised the target her gift painted on her back, but it was still hers. Who is she without it?
As if an identity crisis wasn't bad enough, one of Sophia's friends goes missing, leaving behind a ruined, blood-stained house. Help comes to her in the form of an old enemy, one that causes problems between herself, Fiona, and Adam. Add to that an evil sea witch bent on destroying the world, and Sophia won't have time to feel sorry for herself. The question is: how will she make it through this without her magic?