Aiden uses a crystal globe to travel to Lavelle, and Kari follows, but gets trapped in Lavelle, having left the globe behind. Kari meets the mysterious Ashton, who agrees to help her find her brother.
Chased by angry Gard, Aiden is suddenly captured by another one, Xan. Meanwhile, Kari and Ashton meet Rio, a mysterious stranger who could possibly help them.
Kari and Aiden are reunited, but are soon attacked by the same Gard that were chasing Aiden. Aiden gets injured, and Xan takes them to safety while Rio holds the deer-men off.
The protagonists are safe, but Rio comes back, badly injured. Then, Kari discovers the power of amber, and manages to heal Rio and her brother.