A sweeping epic fantasy novel from a New York Times bestselling author.
Moirin is alone and far from the land of her birth, with nothing but a few resources of her own to draw upon and few friends she can call upon, in what is about to become a nation of enemies.
She has her natural ability with a bow, for survival and a facility for languages - and then there are the gifts of her gods: a small ability for foretelling, for concealment and to coax plants to grow. Alongside them all she has the gift of Naamah: the gift of desire. Yet these are small advantages against the challenges she will face - betrayal, treachery and indoctrination - and some of them may not prove to be advantages at all.
There is a long, difficult journey ahead of her, in her search for Bao, the young Ch'in warrior who carries a piece of her soul as well as her heart and even harder decisions to make.