In a global the place expertise is magic, and battle is the single lifestyle, Talyn is a soldier, considered one of millions educated from adolescence to guard her state from the monarchist Eastil, who might remove the own freedoms of the Tonk.
Talyn in the past embraced her destiny: to die in conflict. it is a warfare of magic, now not of swords, and the battles are fought deep contained in the View, a spot the place the magic inherent in every thing and everybody is actualized. The soldiers--on either sides--can carry this magic to the actual aircraft and use it to ruin homes, fields, and people.
But the Feegash got here from internationally, and demanded to be allowed to barter peace among the Eastil and the Tonk for the sake of the remainder of the realm. Their good fortune intended Talyn was once out of a role, and at a loss for what to do along with her life.
Rather than stick with so much of her fellow squaddies to jobs in different components of the area, Talyn stayed along with her family members in her town--and there she is seduced via a Feegash diplomat. With him she reviews a dismal aspect of herself that she hadn't even imagined, and learns a brand new type of magery.
And she discovers the mistreatment of Eastil prisoners of warfare, nonetheless in Tonk arms, and weighs her lifestyles opposed to saving theirs.
It's a question of honor--and her honor should be challenged many times as she slowly discovers that what the Feegash have introduced with them was once no longer peace yet an overpowering oppression, and an evil so insidious not anyone spotted it till it used to be too late.
But if Talyn can hone her use of the Feegash flesh-magery, she will flip their very own magic again opposed to them. With assistance from one of many Eastil prisoners, she may be able to use it to save lots of the Tonk and the Eastil, and defeat the Feegash as soon as and for all... if it does not wreck her from the interior out first.