|The World of Shijuren Book 3:
War looms in the west as sword, axe, and flame sweep the Kreisens and threaten to drag all of the neighboring realms, including Periaslavl, into the maelstrom.
Irina Ivanovna, ruler of Periaslavl, knows that war would destroy much of her land. Even though magic has kept her body young, she is tired and sees that she is not the one to lead her land through the upcoming storm.
She steps down in favor of her heir, as tradition dictates, and disappears from sight. She heads to the Kreisens to see if her magic can halt the bloodshed and pain.
But the storm was orchestrated by foes she does not know she has. They stalk her, knowing her magic is the key.
She must elude the hunters so she can discover what is truly threatening not just Periaslavl, but all of Shijuren.
Where will the lightning strike?