|| They have cheated death. Defied their people. Changed beyond recognition. Their love has survived the impossible. Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through the mysterious Derith wormhole from which no traveler has ever seen. Yet Derith's secrets are darker than they imagined, and, and trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they finally emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them. Years have passed, and civil war rages among the lllyri. It is whispered that Earth is lost, prey to the alien parasites known as the Others, and more worlds will soon follow. Most shocking of all, the sinister Archmage Syrene of the Nairene Sisterhood has disappeared into the bowels of the Sisterhood's lair. But before she clositered herself, Archmage Syrene chose her replacement. The Sisterhood has a new leader, one with her own plans for the future of her race. Noew Syl and Paul, teenagers in a deadly adult world, must find a way to alter the course of history. For Syl Hellais is changing.