17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to Ryland's "problem" and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland will fit in, Becca is up in arms. She reluctantly agrees to join Ryland on his journey and what they find at St. Brigid's is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece together information about their family's heritage and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one they've been waiting for. But they are all in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.