Tanayia is alone in the world. Her village destroyed her people murdered, and she is held hostage. A daring escape saves her life, but she discovers her ordeal is only beginning.
Forced to live in a government run boarding school, Tanayia is stripped of her identity. The headmistress is bent on destroying Tay, but Jacob Five-Wounds stands in her way. Jacob urges her to run away with him--but diphtheria strikes the school. Now Tanayia must make a choice, a choice she knows may cost her both Jacob and his love.