the Circlians have secured victory over the Pentadrian army, but Auraya's sleep remains filled with nightmares of war. And the one person she once loved and trusted, Leiard, has disappeared. When a sickness sweeps through the tribes of the Siyee, the White send Auraya to help them. It is there that she begins to learn the truth about Leiard ... And far to the south, the Pentadrians lick their wounds and set about finding a new leader. their faith unshaken, they are still resolved to convert the heathens of the north. In the aftermath of war, the Priestess is forced to make a terrible choice - the consequences of which could change the world forever.