What's happened so far . . .
Sephie learns that her uncle Ilahn is not the only person on Cadador to value commerce over compassion as she clashes with his counselors after assuming the position of Minister of Cadador, and Ilahn and his mistress conspire to oust her.
Sephie leaves Cadador to try to help the citizens of two city-states destroyed by Ilahn rebuild their economies. Her idealism is shaken as she faces the fact that Ilahn is not the only greedy, amoral person around and that not everyone views her as a compassionate savior.
She copes with the challenges of growing up as she discovers that all problems cannot be solved by using her powers and mourns the loss of her first love.
What this series is about . . .
Sigils, mysterious designs that appear on the bodies of people throughout the CrossGen universe, give unexpected and uncontrolled powers and are usually bestowed in pairs to encourage equal combat between antagonists who are moral opposites.
On the planet of Demetria, one sigil-bearer is Sephie, innocent and beautiful ruler of Meridian; the other is her evil uncle Ilahn, who controls Cadador, a powerful but corrupt city.
Sephie beats her uncle, Ilahn, in battle, and he disappears; she is determined to rule Cadador benevolently and reform it. However, she discovers the city's residents are perfectly content to live as they're used to.
Sephie finds herself using her sigil's power more desperately to get her way. She also lies to people she wants to influence and discovers how satisfying it is to express her anger in explosive bursts. In short, she realizes she could become like her uncle after all. Will she?
These episodes contain an unusually realistic look at the frustrations of extraordinary power.
Acorna the Unicorn Girl comes to mind when I think of this series, but the art and story-telling is SO MUCH BETTER!!!!
Your eyes and mind are glued to every page! A must-read for sci fi and Star Wars fans everywhere.