Call, Aaron and Tamara have entered their third year of training in magic with a shadow over their head. First Call has had a major rift with his father but then goes to his rescue when he learns his father has been taken. Becoming a Makar is just a side effect of his trials and tribulations.
As with most young adult fiction the keeping of secrets becomes the downfall of the trio. A bit predictable at times but a good read for the middle schooler that loves fantasy.