Dmitri Markatov watches helplessly as his sister Tasya transforms into a crystalline statue from an overdose of a magical drug. Having failed to save his beloved sibling from herself, Dmitri vows to rid the world of Diamond Elixir and avenge Tasya’s death. Giving up galivanting through Varnyr’s cotillion circuit, the kingdom’s most eligible noble bachelor trades in his coattails for the military uniform of the Battlemage Corps seeking justice. After his parents are arrested and falsely accused of Crimes Against Magic, Dmitri becomes embroiled in a complex political game between the world’s most powerful mages. The lives of his entire family may be forfeit if the young Battlemage-in-training fails to unravel the intricate skein in time.