As if Rayla's life could not have gotten worse, she has now found herself back in the safety of her home while three of her closest friends suffer at the enemy's hands. Memories of what she had endured while a prisoner of the enemy torment her mind as she wonders what could be happening to her friends. The darkness has filled her until she can see no hope. When a letter comes warning them of the movement of their enemy, Tenabris, all hope seems lost. Until they see who the note is from. As Lord Hightower is whisked away to request aid from the capital, several of the others scramble to fill his shoes. They begin training, practicing, and gathering supplies. Not until the enemy's forces are seen do Rayla and Raiden embark on a rescue mission for their friends. When things go wrong, Rayla finds the answer to the question she never dared ask… Where is she really from? The answer changes everything, for herself and the upcoming battle. With chaos around her, Rayla must make a choice. The past has caught up with her. The darkness has overcome her. But can she allow the light to outshine it all?