James Braden was anordinary twelve-year-old boy, except for one thing. He had a secret.A big one. As a young child, James had slipped away from a familyouting and vanished into the forest. He reappeared three days later -alone but unharmed, and miles from where he was last seen. Where hadhe been? Who had helped him? James wouldn't say. He had promised tosay nothing about meeting the WindSinger. The WindSinger was a creature with the power to care for and heal all living things. She believed herself to be the last of her kind. Humans had been responsible for exterminating other members of her species, so she'd been taught to fear them. Yet, inthe three days they spent together, she and James had made a connection that would cross time and space.Nine years aftertheir first encounter, the WindSinger came back into James's life.This time it was she who needed help. Conscious of the debt he owedher, James willingly became her protector. But he didn't anticipatethe dangers he'd face in returning to the forest with her. Whathappened there would leave him with an even bigger secret. And itwould change his life forever.