He can set fires with his mind, influence the actions of animals, and has the remarkable and unique ability to read auras. Orphaned at age 14, Gage, a SpiritKin, vows to hunt down his parents' murderers and kill them. But standing in the way of his quest for revenge is the heir to the throne, who coerces Gage to use his magic to help return an exiled king to power, and protect the country from foreign invaders. Gage fights not only an outer war but an inner one as well - his SpiritKin ethic of non-violence. Can his heritage save him from completing his acts of revenge?