Being hunted across the real sea and troubled by her life on folding, Alina must try to live with Mal in a strange land while keeping her identity as the sun-caller secret. But she cannot surpass her past or her destiny for long. Darkling emerges from the Fold of Shadows with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the boundaries of the natural world. With the help of the notorious privateer, Alina returned to her abandoned country, determined to fight the army that had assembled against Rafka. But as her power grew, Alina went deeper and deeper into the dark elves' forbidden magic games, and moved away from Mar. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love that she has always believed will guide her-otherwise she risks losing everything in the coming storm.