Ever since Whit and Wisty Allgood were torn from their home and family in the middle of the night, the soldiers of the New Order government have relentlessly tried to capture and execute them for 'collusion, conspiracy, and experimentation with the dark and foul arts'.
Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order. But the One has other plans in store for them: He needs Wisty, for she is "The One Who Has the Gift."
Whit Allgood is renowned for healing the victimised. But now the people of his City have turned their backs on all who use magic, and Whit is faced with a terrible choice: give up his power or let good people die. Wisty Allgood once saved the City from despair, but now she watches over a society that fears her power and is unwilling to accept her.