Her destiny is written on her wings.Destiny calls. How will she answer?The leader of the Aerians is dying. Moran is the last descendant of her race's oldest and most distinguished bloodline. Only she can take her family's place in the Caste Court. But for Moran, this noble position seems more like a prison sentence than an honor. The Emperor wants Moran to take on her rightful role. So does the Hawklord--even though that means that Moran will no longer be able to serve as the head of the Hawks' infirmary.Fellow Hawk Kaylin Neya understands Moran's commitment to protecting the citizens of Elantra, a city beset by dangers from without and within. And she knows exactly how it feels to be thrust into Elantra's politics. So she becomes Moran's guide through a treacherous realm in which even the fiercest loyalties are tested, and things are seldom as they seem.Set in a richly textured world peopled by a magnificent array of fantastic creatures, this is the tale of two friends struggling to find their true purpose.