Hidden among the sands of the Kalcool desert, the village of Sharacan is all that remains of a once vibrant trading city. Jarrak, an archaeologist who arrives from across the vast and desolate lands, encounters Hestean, an inquisitive teen who finds employment with him on the archaeology trail.
The Black Robes of the College, who now rule Sharacan, are a sinister sect who seek to thwart the pair. With their vendetta against women who gain knowledge, they attempt to suppress the intellect of Hestean, but not before she finds the truth about herself and how her lineage brought her to this very place in time.
Fleeing to another region on Meglian, after being banished by the Robes for finding an ancient relic, she is gifted her true heritage. In doing so, she will change the world.
In a heady tale of Gods, deserts, and covert adventure, what will Hestean, and the relic, unravel?