The magical sequel to "First Truth." Alissa didn't believe in magic until she went to the Hold and became the student of the last surviving Master. But the Hold is ruled by Bailic, the renegade Keeper who seized the "First Truth, " a book of magic he will use to wreak a war. Thwarting Bailic's every attempt to access it, the book continually calls to Alissa--and threatens those she loves. Original.