"Only when we face our fears will our greatest gifts be uncovered."
-- Mrs. Dumphry
The Assassin is closing in. Just as Jack and his friend Alexia discover what it means to be the Chosen Ones, they each face the test of a lifetime. For Jack, it is a question of trust; for Alexia, of loyalty. Everything rests on them making the right choices and on the completion of their missions. The Assassin expects they will fail, and that they will either join him or be destroyed. It will take all of the Author's forces, the special gifts Jack and Alexia have, and the help of their friends, Arthur and Mrs. Dumphry, to overcome. The prophecy promised that they will both destroy and save the world. But when the enemy makes a key move and an important quest proves difficult, it seems further from coming true than ever before.