Sevara was burned alive, and Alathea - stoned to death, supposedly. But Alathea somehow survived, and has been on the run ever since. All she has is her knife, her wits, and a tiny baby she rescued along the way. But when the baby begins to grow at an alarming rate, things are not what they seem. Alathea must unlock the secret that runs through her veins before Mitan's war machine crushes them all.
In a future so distant it looks like a past, a shapeshifting immortal awakens from a ten thousand year sleep to find that the memories of her mortal life have corrupted the future.