Had Kyron been a cowardly eagle, he might have evaded his human captors. Alas, his courage is punished with cruel exile from which he may never return.
Had Ed Nowlen been a wiser man, he might never have left his granddaughter Lissy alone with the runaway teenaged boy he took under his wing. Alas, his foolish trust is rewarded with a traumatic violation from which Lissy may never recover.
Had Shep been a younger dog . . .
This is a story of innocence, loneliness and violence. It's about the unforgiving consequences of selfish actions and the difficulty of finding a way home after trauma. But it's also about uncovering that meaning and coming to terms with a God who seems absent in all but the quietest moments. And finally it's about the power heroes have to move us, even---or perhaps especially---when they fail.