All her life, Liada believed the First Ones were dangerous and to be feared. That was what the Priests had taught her. They lied.
Liada learns the truth after befriending Tali, a injured and helpless creature who is also a First One. Unfortunately, the Priests will stop at nothing to keep their secrets, including eliminating Liada. Her only chance is to flee into a neighboring empire while hunted by the Priests' winged Quag--killers of the First Ones.
Help comes in the form of a mysterious ally. But can she trust him or could he be more dangerous than all of her enemies combined?