Fauna can read minds and communicate with animals but is this enough to save her world as she faces the might of an entire kingdom?
It turns out that Fauna’s unorthodox arrival into her family’s life is not the only odd thing about the mysterious foundling and as she grows older her psychic abilities develop too. Sensing her adoptive parents’ uneasiness she learns to conceal her gifts but a feeling of dislocation and a growing desire for adventure begins to dominate her every waking thought.
A sudden, violent raid by brutal soldiers on her home abruptly shatters the innocence of her old life and too late Fauna longs for the safety of what she has lost. As the only person to escape the carnage she realises that she’s her kidnapped father’s sole hope of rescue and she and her horse find themselves thrust onto a desperate, terrifying journey. Forced to negotiate the perils of Warrior Fell Men, gigantic wolves and the constant, lurking threat of sadistic soldiers, it takes every vestige of skill and fortitude that Fauna possesses to stay on track.
As the unlikely saviours draw closer to their formidable enemy Fauna will uncover an injustice that threatens to tear apart the world as they know it. The oldest, barely remembered alliances will be their only chance of victory, annihilation their only hope.