Despite Deren's angry disapproval, Clari makes her decision to help Mecomi and rescue not just one, but two child slaves from slavers in the lowlands.
Now separated from the Warriors of Dawn, Clari, Jolfe and Ariarra make their way alone to Bridgetown where Deren and the Warriors have gone to next.
What they encounter is a city at war!
Here again, Clari's kind heart derails their mission.
They split up to look for Deren and the WArriors of Dawn. However, Clari and Ariarra come to the rescue of a cruelly maltreated child deemed cursed by superstitious people. What new adventures will they encounter when little Naha leads them to a strange circus featuring monsters?