"A new war between humans and arcanics is bubbling to the surface. A rift in the sky has revealed the devasting potential of the long-imprisoned Monstra. And Maika Halfwolf is at the center of it all. Maika comes closer than ever before to the answers she's long sought--but those answers carry a steep price. As her friends and allies reveal long-held secrets and shifting allegiances, Maika finds herself at the mercy of the Lord Doctor, a charismatic demagogue whose connections to Maika and Zinn run deeper than anyone could have imagined."--Provided by publisher.