David Kohl is cool. David Kohl is slick. David Kohl knows music better than any critic. David Kohl is sexy. And he's an utter bastard. He's all of those things, but most importantly, he's a phonomancer, someone who sees the magic in music and can manipulate it. He's used his skills selfishly over the years, and his sins are coming back to bite him. Upheaval is about to hit the upper echelons of the phonomancer community, and he's tasked by an old enemy with a common interest in helping to preserve the status quo.