Now that he's been initiated into the Faerie world, Brendan Clair figures his troubles are over. But he soon discovers that he must now prove his Faerie worthiness in a series of deadly challenges at a festival called the Gathering of the Clans... and the problem is, he can't seem to master the simplest of his newfound talents. The fact that he's being stalked by a mysterious shape-shifter and an evil Faerie lord doesn't help, either. Can Brendan deal with his stalkers, master his abilities, and survive the Proving, all while keeping his human friends and family from learning of his Faerie roots? Or will the stresses of living a double life prove to be too much for him?