Cierra, master bell ringer and artist, is summoned home by her dying father. Determined to finally win his approval, she sets out on an impossible quest: to cross the vast, desolate land of Capular. How can she succeed on her own?
Kyam, exiled Elpan warrior, accepted a marriage contract arranged by Cierra’s parents. But she spurns his suit, mocks his birth mark, and willfully walks into danger. Honor demands that Kyam keep her safe regardless of his humiliation and pain. Can he use their journey to woo her?
Cierra and Kyam head for the city of Lipfar, unaware that there are forces determined to stop them: to kill them before they can discover ominous signs of coming destruction. Their lives depend on working together. Can they overcome fears and humiliation and learn to trust each other?