As a magically gifted elf of the conquered Conclave, Shikya must attend the Grand Arcane Academy and prepare for military service. While her fellow summoner and dear childhood friend, Sheyla, eagerly applies her talents, Shikya struggles to accept herself. Even so, she wills herself forward with the gracious support of her friends and mentor.
However, in performing her first summoning, everything goes awry, and the schemes of others overtake her life... though Shikya hardly expected the unending, snide commentary from her contracted demon, Velzix. Beset on all sides by forces beyond her control, she must forge a path through the morass of hardships (with a healthy dose of sarcasm).