Summoned back to the wild lands, Firekeeper learns that many of the Beasts she still thinks of as “her” people no longer trust her to hold their best interests close to her heart. Nonetheless, when several much dreaded magical artifacts are stolen from Revelation Point Castle in Bright Bay, it is to Firekeeper, with her ability to act directly in the human world, that the Beasts turn.
The Beasts are not the only ones who dread what the resurfacing of these arcane heirlooms may mean. Rumors connect the reputed sorceress, Melina Shield, to the theft. Her involvement could have serious consequences for delicate balance of power between Hawk Haven and her neighboring lands.
Firekeeper and Blind Seer join forces with Derian Carter, Elise Archer, and Jared Surcliffe on a mission that will take them into the strange land of New Kelvin and beyond. Before it has ended, Firekeeper will be forced to once again assess her place between the worlds – worlds it seems she can only bridge if she gives into the temptation of using forbidden magical lore.
Human behavior and the pack mentality remain at intriguing odds as Lady Blysse Kestrel, aka Firekeeper, plunges deeper into the workings of human society in this stirring sequel to Through Wolf's Eyes (2001). Though she has progressed in her understanding of bipedal folk, Firekeeper, a human raised by intelligent wolves, still considers people unnecessarily convoluted in their ways. She has little tolerance for court life, and her language skills haven't improved much at all. She would rather be running with the pack than prancing before royalty. Luckily, with the aid of her animal friends, Firekeeper helps to foil an assassination plot, which in turn leads to the gathering of old allies in a quest to regain lost magical items. With loads of chutzpah and not much to go on, the group heads out into unknown territory. Firekeeper's animal companions show more of their nature here than in the previous novel, bringing their own needs and skills to the mix and adding an extra layer to the romantic plot. Lindskold uses her knowledge of wolf pack behavior to good advantage, both in the actions of the wolf Blind Seer and in the engaging character of Firekeeper. A few loose plot strands will presumably be tied up in the next installment.