Lacey Darkwater, a fisherman’s daughter, her world is nothing but questions. Alone and on her way home, she makes one small decision that changes her life forever. Now caught up in a continent of turmoil. Young and inexperienced, joined with a power she didn’t ask for she must weigh the decision between keeping herself and her companions alive and finding the answers she seeks. Will her friends, the tinker who trusts machines more than men, the healer who sees the world in black and white, the child of the darkness and a drunk running from his past, pay a price they cannot afford? And then there’s what lies in the shadow.