After destroying a power-sucking slake before he killed my friends, I'm feeling stronger and more confident than ever. Donovan and I are together, I'm pulling in more threads than before, and I have new abilities I'm excited to master. So what if I might be flunking Magical Creatures & How to Tame Them—not everything comes easy, right? When I stumble over a dead girl—one of eight Outlings at the Academy—and she's marked with an O and a #7, it's clear someone's copycatting the Outling murders that took place one-hundred years ago. With the clock ticking down and more Outlings turning up dead, I'll soon be next. Last time, every Outling at the Academy was murdered. But the killer is about to learn this Outling wizard won't go down without a fight.