Devlin a young spy is given a mission to save Aris from the encroaching Mist. That requires magic. The spymaster is Devlin’s mother and she is sending her on a mission to capture and bring back the great caster of the neighboring kingdom Cerena. This mission will be the first that Devlin has done alone. It is a good read especially as we understand that Devlin is struggling with family issues between her and her mother. She is, however, determined to prove herself to the Whisperer who has not treated Devlin as a daughter since they lost her father. Devlin must overcome many obstacles to achieve her goals. Exciting to watch her maneuver these obstacles and grow into her own as she does so.