In this sequel to Griffin's Calling, Griffin Dominic finds himself overcome by the merciless power of the evil Shriekian as their relentless temptations shatter his self-control. An untold secret leads Griffin further into believing the Shriekian's deception and closer to betraying the Critins, the race he so desperately has been trying to save. In the midst of all this, Griffin learns his role in the Critins' destiny might be more important than he ever imagined. This new knowledge leads him on a journey to the oldest ancestor of the Critins, where this boy's true importance is about to be revealed.
When troubled teen Griffin Dominic finds himself searching for something more in life, he discovers it in the most unimaginable way. Frustrated by unfeeling parents, Griffin is drawn to friend and father figure John, who is teaching him the skill of using a bow and arrow. But will this knowledge be enough to protect him when he is confronted by threatening creatures? And when presented with the challenge of a lifetime, will Griffin have the strength to respond?