For ten years years, Velindar has been barraged by a never ending winter–a curse for the terrible taboo committed by its missing prince.

Far south, in Ayga, Emalilly Melbourne has finally received a post at the Academy of Magical History. But on her first day as an official historian, she unwittingly frees Oruc Ewin, the banished and soulless prince of Velindar. As a reward, he offers her an impossible choice–the death of someone who wronged her or the rest of her life in Velindar as his ward.

That choice leads Emalilly on a journey of sacrifice and redemption–and threatens to change Nor forever.