King Moragon, a powerful mental magician, desires to possess musical magic at any cost. Gailea, an aspiring music mage serving in Moragon’s castle, dares to hone her rare song-spell gift in secret. Crispin, a young Fyre mage, plays a dangerous balancing game of striving to ascend in his uncle’s court while protecting Gailea from Moragon’s cruel whims. Gailea has only been safe from the wicked king as long as her gift remained hidden, but try as she might, she can’t conceal that gift forever. What’s more, Moragon isn’t the only one who takes notice: his brother, Alastair Ragnar—known as “the snake” by those who fall prey to his charms—has his eye on the prize too. As the castle’s secrets start to unravel and expose a deadly spell, a murder plot, a crafty sorcerer, and a certain Prism…can Crispin protect Gailea, especially from his own fiery ambitions? And as war breaks out to rival the conflict waged inside her heart, will Gailea be forced to sacrifice her love for the good of the realm? Continue the epic saga of The Gailean Quartet in this overture to Prelude of Fire that weaves music, magic, love, and betrayal to sing the origin stories of Gailea and Ragnar—a union of both harmony and flame.