Firekeeper never viewed her ability to speak with animals as anything other than her birthright as a human raised by wolves. However, to the theocrats of Liglim, it is literally the answer to prayer. Determined to pry the secret from the wolf-woman, the Liglimom kidnap Firekeeper and Blind Seer. Determined to leave no trail, they even take the risk of kidnapping Derian Counselor.
But being trapped in a new land is only the beginning of the shocks to Firekeeper’s world view. Unlike the humans Firekeeper has met to this point, the Liglimom not only know about the elite Beasts who Firekeeper considers her people, they have enshrined them as go-betweens in their communication with the Divine.
Before she departs Liglim, Firekeeper is determined to learn the truth about the relationship between the Wise Beasts and the humans of Liglim. If they are captives –as she, Blind Seer, and Derian are captives – then the wolf-woman vows to do everything in her power to set them free.