In this fourth installement Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artime, expanding his skills and bringing to life his first creature--leading to both painful and surprisingly wonderful results. A team from Artime heads out to rescue Sky and Crow's mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands - and not all of them are friendly. In Quill, Aaron faces a threat to his leadership as Gondoleery hones her rediscovered magical abilities. All the while, Eva and Liam form a secret alliance against Aaron. Aaron's distracted with a discovery of his own--a hidden jungle that holds a dangerous secret. His time there yields a startling truth about himself and as well as a potential opportunity to increase his power.