She is a student of white magic. He is a sailor's son framed for a crime he didn't commit. In a perfect world Mercura and Aran's stories would never collide, but then an unfortunate incident entangles their fates forever. Soon they find themselves forced out into the dangerous realms of Dharash, unarmed and unprepared. In order to survive they must rely on their wits, their luck, and something far more wild than either of them could have dreamed: the use of black magic. Can this unlikely pair compete with monstrous adversaries and exonerate themselves in the eyes of society?