Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.
Rachel, for her part, isn't waiting around to be rescued. Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she's become, she'll do whatever it takes to escape her enemies' clutches and find her way back to Logan, to join him in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, Rachel realizes that if she wants to save the people she loves, she'll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.
Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark and rescue Rachel. But it will mean enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make his world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.
As Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will the pair's love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?