In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, elemental crows are part of every aspect of life... until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything.
That terrible night has thrown Princess Anthia into a deep depression.
Her sister, Caliza, is busy running the kingdom after their mother's death, but all Thia can do is think of everything she has lost.
But when Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia, Thia is finally spurred into action. And after stumbling upon a hidden crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, the sisters devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret and win back what was taken from them.