After years of uneasy truce, there has been an attack in the forest outside of Karratapa.
Now’s the chance for Amala, the new town mage, to prove she can make a difference in the world and protect the townsfolk from the dangerous Califex that lurks beyond the edge of the bush. Fortunately, she has the full support of the Mage Council and her Academy education to guide her.
But instead of helping her, Amala’s town aide Temon is full of old wives’ tales and dire warnings. Unfortunately, capturing the Califex is a 2-man-job, so she must find a way to get this frustrating man to see things her way or they might not escape the forest alive.