Cill was different, that much he knew but of his past he had no memory. While he remained on the farm, herding Bopes, with his friend Balton and his daughter Senya he knew he was safe but the time was rapidly coming when he knew he would have to leave, to head to the city where, perhaps, the answers to the riddle of his life lay. Even if he chose to hide, the time of safety was drawing to a close. Grayheme the rebel had disappeared and the brotherhood scoured the land for any sign of his passage, all the while squeezing the population for heavier and heavier taxes. With a time of census drawing close and the priests threatening to invade his secluded life, Cill new that he would have to face his past, discover the secret of his life and, almost certainly, confront the Cult of the Hyper-Worm.