Seventeen-year-old Moira is haunted by the accidents that claimed her parents and sisters. When a strange boy who seems to know too much about her past attacks her, Moira fears death will come for her a third time. She is rescued by twins Airi and Belamar, the winged heirs to the throne in Skyfall, and taken to safety in their world.
But Skyfall is dying, and the Immortals who had protected Airi and Belamar's world have been missing since the Great War. Moira, Airi, and Belamar must find a journal left by the twins' deceased mother, Tanari, that tells of a prophecy that must be fulfilled to free the Immortals known as The Unknown Sun so that Skyfall can be saved.
Deeper, darker, secrets unravel around the three friends as a revolution threatens their quest and the boy who tried to destroy Moira on Earth hunts them. Tanari knew more than she had let on, and within her journal a story is more than it seems, the past foretells the future, and a far-reaching plan is unveiled.
Why did Tanari reach across time and space to entrust a simple human girl with saving Skyfall? Who are the mysterious “Four” mentioned in the journal? And why does another Immortal want her, and The Unknown Sun, dead?
I study his face, noting the sadness. “You resent not having your mother.”
“How can you tell?” he glances at me, startled. I smile wryly up at him, my face tipped to the hot, golden sun.
“You look like I do every time I think about my parents and sisters.”
“How do I look?” Bel's eyebrows shoot up and I drop my gaze.
“Like the whole world has caved in, and you are the only one that even cares.”
He watches me, studies me. He swallows and looks away, training his gaze on the hazy horizon.
“You look beautiful.”