Fourteen-year-old Rafen the royal family s adopted son and the legendary figure known as the Fledgling of the Phoenix is sure there is a conspiracy underway. Torn from the family he loves, he is forced to flee. He finds himself in the Woods with no food, no friends, and no weapons. The Woods hold many secrets and one of them is the truth about his bloodline. Rafen must draw his sword to face not just the Lashki Mirah, but the demons and sorcery that made him what he is.