The fate of the secret Kingdom of Azur hangs in the balance, as does that of the world as we know it. Aristophania Bolt is racing against time to thwart the Banished King and find the key to salvation: the Aurora Spring. Along the way, she receives lots of help from the talented if unpredictable Francoeur children. But challenges are mounting, in the form of beguiling foes, a painful past that won’t stay buried, and the mysterious Red Mountain, which is polluting bodies and minds. Will their efforts be enough to avoid a future ruled by black Azur?