Trapped waist-deep in a flooded tunnel, Casidhe faces a new threat when Cathbad finds her, forcing her to gamble with her unpredictable sword. After Skarde attacked the gryphon village, a furious Daegan is no longer willing to show mercy to ice dragon shifters. Quinn, Reese, and the Beladors go after the demon-maker flooding Atlanta with predators, which backfires when Reese is faced with an unimaginable choice. Adrianna tries to work with Sen to escape their imprisonment, but he snubs her offer a moment before he shouldn’t have. Herrick’s seer discovers the secret he hides in his lair and that a major problem he doesn’t realize. Daegan’s hunt for the other half of his sister’s ring takes an encouraging turn until he discovers where Casidhe is and his world turns upside down.