Yelena is to be executed for murder but soon receives an offer she can't refuse. Become an official food taster and bodyguard to the Commander of Ixia, and risk her life every single day. The Commander's life is constantly in danger, and Yelena must fight rebels who seek to overthrow the government, all the while learning how to control her newfound magical powers. Can Yelena survive the harsh life from within the castle walls?
Aria is back on the outside, and this time she's on a mission to find the Still Blue. She rejoins with Perry after months of being apart, but unfortunately the Tides won't accept her as one of their own. She leaves with Roar for the Horns' land, in search of information about the Still Blue and in hoes of rescuing Liv. Perry stays back with the Tides and tried to balance his duties as Blood Lord and his heart. With the Aether becoming more and more dangerous, will the star-crossed lovers be reunited in time, or will the elements get to them first?