The Lightbearers have escaped to Mesoamerica in an attempt to hide from the shapeshifters who want to kill them for their magic. In this exciting prequel to the Lightbearer series, travel 500 years back in time to find out how the animosity between the Lightbearers and shapeshifters began. Lightbearer Sabine Flemming refuses to back down when shifter Xander Wulf tracks her down and tries to steal her magic. Instead, she uses her magic to conjure a sword with which to defend herself. Xander is so surprised, he flees instead of kills her. When the Lightbearer King, James Bennett, learns of Sabine's ability, he summons her to him, but instead of reprimanding her as she anticipates, sparks fly between the hapless female and the frustrated monarch. Everything changed for the Lightbearers and their mortal enemy, the shapeshifters, in 1512, five hundred years before book one, Into the Light, takes place. Find out what happened to propel into action a sequence of events that have set the stage for the rest of the series.