Bits and pieces of Nani's shattered memory begin to return and she learns that her task of restoring the six Pillars is not as simple as she had hoped. The broken Pillars are scattered across the world, and Nani and Tai realize their quest will take them out of the Border Mountains and far beyond the province of Avoria. They and their friends seek refuge in the hidden Mari Kai village of Talaris and search for a way across the border and into the nearby province of Bayrudaal. Can they piece together enough of Nani's memories to make sense of the world around them and discover who their true enemies are? What affect will the Pillar of Light have on Alexi? Should the B'nli fear the people of Bayrudaal, or seek their aid? Nani must embrace her past and Escape From Avoria or watch as her enemies drag the world of Milana deeper and deeper into the shadow of darkness.