Kadan: where the heart lies; a term for close friends, colleagues, and relations.
Maraas was saved from a life in service to the Qun at a young age when her powers manifested. Taught to fear magic, she struggles to embrace herself and her own abilities, until a mysterious elf opens her eyes to her own strengths.
Alistair walked away from his father's throne and royal responsibilities. He struggles with an order that stands apart from humanity in order to save it, until they sacrifice their own humanity in the process. Running away from destiny can only get you so far.
An ancient slumbering evil awakens, and hearts burning with anger allow it to rip the world asunder. As time unravels and worlds collide, an agent of the Qun and a possessed mage both seek to use Maraas for their own ends. Fortunately her new friends stand ready to remind her of what counts.