One woman's love cursed a village to despair. Centuries later, another's holds the power to spare it.
For three hundred years, Mariana's town has lived a cursed existence of isolation, threatened by the monstrous Garouvyrn and His army of mist beasts. When three of her students trespass on His land, breaking a longstanding treaty and forfeiting their lives, Mariana offers a trade: her life for theirs. The Garouvyrn accepts the exchange and extends mercy. Her life is spared, but she must leave her husband and child and remain in His castle forever.
Haunted and alone, Mariana dreams of another young mother from a far-off time, before her village was cursed. A woman who danced with winged gods and earned the wrath of their king. A woman whose past is intimately bound to Mariana's present.
These dreams hold the key to discovering the origins of the Garouvyrn and ending her village's suffering. If Mariana can change the heart of a beast, her family will be saved. To fail is to doom them all.