It is springtime and the annual gathering of the clans of the crow family, the Kinaars, is beginning. The gathering should be a time to rejoice. Instead, it is a time of fear, danger and uncertainty, when ancient laws and customs are tested.
This year, young blood is lost and when it is, the very heart of the community is shaken. As an illegal mob seeks revenge, a schism threatens the unity of the flock. Then, just when the Kinaars are divided, an unexpected blizzard spells more trouble.