This book is about Sallis ti Ath, a sick boy who is cured by Elvallon, a touch-healer. Elvallon reveals that Sallis is Gifted, meaning that he is one of the few born to touch the power that allows the universe to exist. After trying to teach Sallis, Elvallon discovers that Sallis does the opposite of what touch-healers do. He was born to kill. I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5 because I enjoyed the plot and the continuous action throughout the book, but I thought it was too short.