Ash, a young treefolk, is playing with her friends when she comes across a lost human named Marta. The young girl is cold, hungry, and alone. Ash can't leave her there, but she knows nothing about humans or where they're from. This doesn't stop her from trying to help Marta anyway. The only thing standing in her way is one of the elder treefolk; Bitteralder.
The elder treefolk remember how the humans once hunted and killed them. To the elders, humans are bad, and if they let this one go, more will return to kill them. Bitteralder and the other elders work against Ash to keep Marta in their treefolk village so she cannot go home.
Ash knows Marta belongs with her own people. She must help the little girl to safety before winter comes. Together with her friends, Ash strives to find a way to help Marta.
In this book, we follow Ash's journey as she befriends and protects a lost little girl. This action adventure story whisks us into a world of fantasy and magic where we see the extent one is willing go to rescue their friend.
Will Ash and her friends find the strength to defeat Bitteralder or will this elder treefolk's long memory allow hatred of humans to poison the treefolk village? Start reading to find out.