Tim and Barnabas have a serious conversation about the future of the Essence Guard. A funeral brings the family together to confront their enemy and discover what is in store for them.
Greta Sorenson returns to her home at the Musée du Essence to find she's had visitors. As she navigates some complications on the homefront she receives an unexpected phone call from the newly returned Tim Edmund.
Unsure of where or when they are, Tim and company have to combat the soldiers currently after them while dealing with injuries. Tim comes to grips with what he has to do in the past while Roland and Ailinn prepare
Tim is out of the frying pan and into the fire, or make that firing squad, as his situation goes beyond dire. As he begins to take charge of his own destiny a new ally emerges with some unexpected knowledge.