The secret of Lainie's forbidden magical gifts has been exposed, and Silas wants to take her far away from the Wildings to a place where she can be safe. To earn money for the journey, Silas signs them up to work on the big annual cattle drive to the Gap.
Lainie dreams of making the Wildings into a place where she and Silas and other mages can live in peace. The cattle drive is the perfect opportunity for her and Silas to show the Plain settlers of the Wildings that not all mages are wicked, heartless monsters.
While Silas has reason to believe that the danger to Lainie is worse than he thought, Lainie can't agree that leaving the Wildings is the answer. As they travel with the herd, trying to avoid discovery by mage hunters and the mage-hating Plains while protecting the herd from renegade mages, they must make a choice - do they seek refuge in a faraway land or stand and face the dangers of being outlaw mages in the Wildings? - before the disagreement tears them apart.
Book 4 of Daughter of the Wildings, western-inspired fantasy filled with magic, adventure, and romance. Contains language, violence, and mild to moderate sensual content.