A twelve-year-old enchantress stumbles upon ancient secrets that could destroy her kingdom--but not if she can help it. Olive is a talented metal enchantress who longs to be just like her father--a hero and adventurer. But war looms, so she's sent to the safety of the capital to study her magic. But safety proves to be an illusion, as Olive discovers that underneath the glitter of city life lurks a strange and insidious plot. An ancient, long neglected city-state of yellow-eyed men and women grow restless on their island--and the edges of the empire whisper of invasion and insurrection. Little does Olive realize that war and the encroaching invaders are the least of her worries. Something more ancient than the yellow-eyed clan stirs in the ruins of Ashkelon--something that is seeking her.