After the world her mother was sent to protect is threatened and about to be destroyed, Alina is sent back to the home she was sent away from 20 years ago along with her younger sister. Back home the two discover the world is in ruins. She find out their old magical home has been overtaken by her own cousin who has been taking people and draining them of all their magic to fuel his goals. Alina can't believe he would do this but she is forced to when he tries to steal her magical amuletz. But what is he trying to do that needs to much magic and what could've happened while she was gone to push him to this. Perhaps she never truly knew her cousin in the first place.