Marked as a traitor to her own country, Indigo must look elsewhere for help if she is going to save Lyra. While Yiloch rushes back to the capital to prepare his empire for battle, Indigo turns to the least likely place to build an army of her own.
The Kudaness, split apart by intertribal rivalries, are still bound together by several things, including their hatred of her people and their belief that using ascard is an affront to their gods. Even if they forgive her those sins, she faces the challenge of convincing them to go to war on behalf of their Lyran neighbors.
If she succeeds, they will face a seemingly untouchable enemy and somewhere out there, Myac is still hunting them.