A young Earth Mage journeys into danger when she goes on a quest to bring the rains.
Jade is very worried as the rains haven't come to Formagia. The crops are dying and water is running low. She knows she is supposed to look after the villagers as she can use earth and life magic, but she can't make it rain.
The only one who could help bring the rains is the Wind Maker. But he lives in the wild Great Forest to the north where giant bears and wolves live and, with the drought limiting their food, they will be very hungry.
As all the villagers are too afraid of the forest, Jade decides to go alone with only her magic to help. But bears and wolves are the least of her problems as someone with power is working against her.