Emily has to find a way to cure her mother. The poison is spreading and they have to move fast. They head to Kanalis to find a doctor and he tells Emily the only way to cure her mother is a rare fruit. But the journey there is dangerous and none have ever returned. This is book two in the series and it is really getting good. I still like Emily. She's a great character, who really cares about her family. She starts to struggle in this one though, due to the power of the stone. But she seems to be strong enough to fight it off. Leon is one of the new characters in this book and I like him. Also learned more about the Elf King and the stone in this book as well. Looking forward to book number three!