The time was right. The child of the prophecy was amongst them, and a warrior full-fledged. With him to lead, and an army of allies such as had never before been mustered, the venture could not fail.
Raised in an isolated cove in Kerry, the young sorceress Fainne has been sent to Sevenwaters and burdened with a terrible task. She must use whatever powers she can to prevent the Fair Folk from winning back the Islands, no matter what the cost. The price of disobedience is weighed in human lives: the lives of all those she holds dear.