Three more years have passed and Sera’s exile is coming to an end. She has learnt much as to the ways of the world and will not be deceived again so easily. She must use all her wits to outmanoeuvre her enemies and prove her worth when she is sent to Kingfountain to broker a peace treaty. As keeper of Fog Willow Cettie has been very busy and has had to deal with a lot of issues while Fitzroy has been away at war. The girls are finally reunited and things seem to be headed in the right direction, but with the twist at the end one can assume once again that all is not as it appears.